Hundreds of education journalists will gather at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education for the 65th Education Writers Association’s national seminar tomorrow through Saturday.
"Reporters, researchers and scholars all have unique perspectives on what makes educational improvement so challenging," Andy Porter , Penn GSE dean, said. "Working together on a seminar like this lets us address the most consequential topics in the field in a way that improves reporting and research."
Co-sponsored by Penn GSE and the American Educational Research Association , a Washington-based research association for 25,000 scholars engaged in research in education and learning, this year’s seminar will cover such topics as school violence , college spending, principal leadership, improving community colleges, dropouts, college affordability , absenteeism, affirmative action, charter schools, online learning, summer learning loss and early education research.
Education researchers from Penn GSE will speak on various K-12 and higher-education panels during the national seminar , held in Houston Hall and Irvine Auditorium:
Porter will discuss "Shifting States: What’s in Store from Common Core ," Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags, and "What About Principals ?" at 3:55 p.m. in the Ben Franklin Room.