Switching to online-only presents unique challenges for student journalists. SPLC answers your top questions about how to continue doing high-caliber reporting and maintain staff morale and efficiency in this new reality.
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On the Ed Beat: Uncovering biases in schools
Are there uncovered biases in your school? Could your school be guilty of systemic discrimination? Learn how to find out.
On the Ed Beat: How diverse are the teachers at your school?
How many teachers of color work at your school? And why does that question matter? Find out how to localize what has become an important national story.
On the Ed Beat: What’s in your school’s anti-bullying policy?
All 50 states have anti-bullying laws now, but policies vary widely at the district-level. Does your school have an anti-bullying policy? What protections are explicitly listed? Find out the best ways to cover this hotly-debated national issue at your school.
On the Ed Beat: Does your school monitor students' social-media activity?
Do administrators at your school monitor students' social media activity? What happens if they find something? Find out the details of this nationwide debate and what this means for your school.
On the Ed Beat: Is your school experiencing a teacher shortage?
Is your school or district experiencing a teacher shortage? Find out what that means and how to find out.
Try this at home: How equitable is your high school?
Earlier this week, the Department of Education released data compiled through its Civil Rights Data Collection program. For the first time since 2000, every public school in the country was surveyed, and for the first time ever, the results of the survey are being made public in a searchable database.The database has the potential to be a great resource for student journalists who want to learn more about their schools.
Try this at home: Are campus debit-card agreements deepening student debt?
With the annual cost of getting an education topping $18,000 last year at a four-year public college — and more than $40,000 at a private school — inquisitive journalists are the best "consumer protection" cash-strapped students have.Here's a consumer-protection story begging to be localized by college media...On Feb.