Summertime is wonderful at Education Week HQ. After working hard to bring you the best education news all school year long, we get to take a little break, just like the kids, and Education Week becomes Education Every-Other-Week, or so. (Though you can still read all the fresh news you could possibly want at the website.)
During the down time, we reporters are asked to produce a"long-range memo” listing some of the topics we would like to write about for the next publishing year.
And that’s where you come in. I’m looking for good, uncovered topics to dazzle my editors with for next year.
Here’s an example of an idea from my long-range memo from last year:
“Exercise--Obesity is recognized as a growing problem among schoolchildren, but among children with disabilities, the situation is even more dire...” That idea then became this story.
I can tell that there’s up to, gosh, 50 stalwarts reading this blog every day. Why, if just a fifth of you offered up some ideas, my bosses would think I am a genius. So I’m calling you out by name, Rebecca, JohnL, Kim, Margo/Mom, other lurkers...what needs coverage?
P.S. Please, if there are public relations people reading this: I take ideas from anyone who has a good one. But I don’t write articles giving free advertising to one program or one manufacturer or one school or one book.
A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.