Episode 29: Education Reporting with Ben Felder

In episode 29, Michael and Dan discuss the importance of multiple perspectives (including teacher voice) in education journalism with guest Ben Felder, a reporter for The Oklahoman.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Ben works for The Oklahoman, a daily newspaper covering the greater Oklahoman City area!
  2. Here’s is Ben’s fantastic article we discuss in the episode: Letter grades highlight income gap in Oklahoma school performance by Ben Felder, May 17th, 2016
  3. Ben Felder’s page on The Oklahoman website – to check out his work!
  4. Episode 26: School Equity with Nate Bowling
  5. Here’s the study on how Oklahoma social studies teachers address accountability-reform cultures:  Houser, N. O., Krutka, D. G., Roberts, R. D., Pennington, K., & Coerver, N. A. (in press). Navigating the reform-accountability culture in Oklahoma social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education.
  6. You can learn more about the Education Writer’s Association on their site: http://www.ewa.org/about-ewa
  7. You can even listen to sessions about Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from the Education Writer’s Association sessions: http://www.ewa.org/agenda/abcs-essa-agenda ; Here’s more from the Department of Education on ESSA: http://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rn; And here’s a video from EdWeek that explains ESSA:
  1. Episode 17: Teacher PLN’s with Torrey Trust, Jeff Carpenter, and Dan Krutka


With a masters in new media journalism, Ben Felder (@BenFelder_okc) is an investigative reporter for the Oklahoman and often covers education! Check out some of his work on his page on The Oklahoman website!

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