Don’t miss Tuesday’s event on the future of teaching
Teaching is changing and Chalkbeat on Tuesday will sponsor a conversation about how and why the changes are taking place, and it means for the future of educating Indiana’s children.
From 5 to 7 p.m. at the Central Library a discussion aimed at teachers will feature Chalkbeat CEO Elizabeth Green, author of the New York Times bestseller “Building a Better Teacher.” Green’s presentation will kick off an interactive conversation. She will be joined by Indiana University School of Education Dean Gerardo M. González and a panel of educators to talk and take audience questions. The conversation will be followed by a cocktail hour.
The event is co-sponsored by Chalkbeat, Teach Plus, WFYI and the Indianapolis Public Library. For more information or to RSVP, go here.
Live events built around critical issues in education are a new initiative for Chalkbeat Indiana this year. In October, Chalkbeat sponsored the only discussion of the issues facing Indianapolis Public Schools that included all 10 candidates for school board. Last month, Chalkbeat’s Scott Elliott moderated a panel that discussed issues of standardized testing in Indiana. Both of those events also included WFYI and the Indianapolis Public Library as co-sponsors.
The event is free and open to the public.
Indianapolis teachers have more stories from their classrooms to share this spring.
Over the past year, Chalkbeat has brought readers personal stories from the teachers, students, and leaders of Indianapolis through our occasional series, What’s Your Education Story? Some of our favorites were told live during teacher story slams hosted by Teachers Lounge Indy.
The stories dealt with how a teacher grappled with coming out to his students, a class that organized to save historic trees in their community, and the unexpected lesson of a mouse in the classroom.
Next month, Chalkbeat is partnering with Teachers Lounge Indy, WFYI Public Media, and the Indianapolis Public Library to host a story slam. The event, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, will showcase tales from across Circle City classrooms. It is free and open to the public — please RSVP here.
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Central Library, Clowes Auditorium
40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN
Get tickets here and find more on Facebook
What are the Newark education stories you want to read?
This is a historic moment for Newark’s public schools.
After 22 years of state takeover ended last month, the city school board is re-empowered and gearing up to pick a new superintendent. Candidates are lining up to vie for three board seats that will open next month, even as Mayor Ras Baraka — who as a former principal promised to usher in a new era for the city’s schools — runs for reelection in May.
And, just in time to help make sense of it all, Chalkbeat Newark officially launched this week.
I’m Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat Newark’s founding reporter. I hope to spotlight some of the city’s education movers and shakers, track the growth of Newark’s charter sector and the pressure it’s put on the district’s budget, and show what’s happening inside city classrooms. And that’s just this month.
To do all that, I need your help. At Chalkbeat, our readers are the people who shape the local schools and rely on them. They’re also our sources. As we start in Newark, I’m hoping you’ll not only read our coverage but also help steer it, suggesting stories and making sure we reach a wide audience. Here are three ways you can help:
- Sign up for the weekly Newark newsletter. In it, I’ll share my reporting and round up the great coverage by other outlets so that you know everything you need to about Newark schools. The first newsletter goes out this Friday.
- Tell me what you want to read. Which power brokers or inspiring students do you want to meet? What arcane policies or tangled politics do you want to understand? Which schools or programs do you want to see up close? Please send your questions, ideas, and tips to email@example.com.
- Come say “hi.” I’m planning to host regular “office hours” throughout the community to meet readers where they are. The first edition will be at the Springfield Branch library during their college fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Weds., March 14. (Details here.) Say hello and share your story ideas as you pick up college applications and talk to recruiters.
As Chalkbeat Newark gets up and running, I hope you’ll come along for the ride.