Jan 2, 2018
Veteran education journalists Greg Toppo of USA Today and Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed offer predictions on the education beat for the coming year, as well as story ideas to help reporters cover emerging federal policies and trends that will impact students and educators at the state and local level. Top items on their watchlists include the effect of the so-called “Trump Effect on classrooms, and whether the revamped tax law will mean big hits to university endowments. Also,how is the “#MeToo” movement influencing the ways schools respond to allegations of sexual harassment? Will Congress take action before the March expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows some undocumented young adults to live and work in the U.S.? And what’s going to change in school accountability in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) era, now that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved most states’ new accountability plans?