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Bringing Race (and Poverty) Back Into Education Reporting

By Alexander Russo — October 24, 2007 1 min read
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There aren’t many reporters covering the race or poverty beat these days, much less the family beat that LynNell Hancock advocated in a HotSeat interview last year. So I was pleasantly surprised to get a call from Jonathan Tilove (pictured), who writes about race for the 26 papers that make up the Newhouse News group. What happens in school is a fascinating and complex topic, to be sure, but if you add race, poverty, and all the rest in there you have a much more complete picture. Writes like Kate Boo, Stephanie Banchero, and others get that, and it makes their writing all the more powerful. Click here to see some of Tilove’s writing.

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