Webinar examines investigative angles on education stories during pandemic

From Investigative Reporters and Editors:

Join IRE and EWA on June 25 to learn about the most pressing education issues and what’s ahead.

You can register for the webinar here

The pandemic is causing an unprecedented disruption to the education of millions of students nationwide, with more questions than answers. Whether you are an education beat reporter or are interested in investigating schools, colleges or universities, what are the stories this summer amid COVID-19 you can be working on?

Come learn about some of the most pressing education issues to cover and what’s ahead. And learn about key areas investigative journalists and beat reporters should be digging into before the new academic year begins: K-12 school district governance, education budgets, and oversight of colleges and universities. What records should you be requesting? What roadblocks may arise? Come with your questions!

Panelists include Tawnell Hobbs of The Wall Street Journal; Jon Marcus of The Hechinger Report; and Krista Torralva of San Antonio Express-News. Emily Richmond of EWA and Francisco Vara-Orta of IRE will moderate. 

The webinar will also be recorded and posted on the IRE website for those who cannot attend live. The webinar is free and available to members and non-members of IRE.

Time:  June 25, 2020 1 p.m. CT

Register here.