Education Lab is a yearlong project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.
October 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM
Reporter Claudia Rowe explains the ideas behind Education Lab and introduces the project’s first story. For more details, visit the About Education Lab page.
October 24, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Education Lab is a place for constructive conversation. One of the project’s main objectives is to provide an online space where people from every corner of the education landscape feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, opinions and ideas. To help accomplish this goal, here are some simple guidelines for commenting on Education Lab posts. These guidelines determine how we will moderate comments. Our seattletimes.com commenting guidelines also apply here.
October 24, 2013 at 11:17 AM
The Seattle Times welcomes submissions of guest commentaries for the Education Lab Blog.
To be seriously considered, a submission should make a strong solution-oriented argument about education and be between 300 and 500 words in length. We give highest priority to local writers writing about local topics.
October 24, 2013 at 11:11 AM
There may be no issue that concerns as many people in Washington state as education — and no question as urgent, complex and often fractious as how to improve our schools.
That’s why the The Seattle Times and the Solutions Journalism Network are launching Education Lab, a partnership aimed at helping citizens understand and respond to challenges facing public education.
During the next year, Seattle Times reporters will identify and assess promising programs and innovations — both locally and around the country — to problems that have long bedeviled schools.
October 24, 2013 at 11:10 AM
is a new, New York-based nonprofit, organization, formed by a team of experienced reporters and editors, that works to legitimize and spread the practice of solutions journalism: rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.
Through newsroom partnerships, funds that support individual reporting projects, curriculum development, and collaborations with journalism schools, the Solutions Journalism Network is building a network of journalists who are equipped to do critical and clear-eyed reporting on emerging innovations and proven solutions — coverage that changes public discourse and better engages citizens.
More info: solutionsjournalism.org.
October 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Linda Shaw has written about public schools at The Seattle Times for more than two decades. Her coverage has won numerous national and local awards and honors, including in 2008, when the Education Writers Association named her beat reporter of the year. Email Linda.
Katherine Long has been a reporter for The Seattle Times since 1990, focusing for the past three years on higher education, with stories that have ranged from the complexities of prepaid tuition programs to ever-rising college costs and nontraditional ways to earn a degree. Email Katherine.
Claudia Rowe has written for The New York Times about transforming low-performing high schools and covered high-needs youth for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. During a 20-year career in news, her reporting on youth violence won a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and her coverage of gang life was honored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Claudia joined The Seattle Times in July. Email Claudia.
Mike Siegel has been a news photographer at the Seattle Times since 1987, mainly covering local news, feature stories and the Boeing Company. His photography was used in a series titled “Methadone and the Politics of Pain,” which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for investigative reporting.
October 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Education Lab, a partnership between The Seattle Times and Solutions Journalism Network, will explore promising programs and innovations inside early-education programs, K-12 schools and colleges that are addressing some of the biggest challenges facing public education.
This document addresses questions that may emerge about the project and its funding.
About the authors
Katherine Long has been a reporter for The Seattle Times since 1990, focusing for the past three years on higher ed, with stories that have ranged from the complexities of prepaid tuition programs to nontraditional ways to earn a degree.
Claudia Rowe joined The Seattle Times’ reporting staff in 2013. She has written about education for The New York Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, among other publications.
Mike Siegel has been a news photographer at the Seattle Times since 1987. His photography was used in a series titled "Methadone and the Politics of Pain," which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for investigative reporting.
Janet Horne Henderson is The Times’ education editor. She has directed award-winning stories and projects examining race, immigration, religion and health, in addition to education
Caitlin Moran is community engagement editor for Education Lab. Her role is to help foster constructive dialogue online and in person
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