Thursday, November 5, 2009

Small Schools and High School Reform: Shrinking Size, Diminishing Returns?

Nov. 8-10, 2009
San Diego, California

Join the Education Writers Association for a three-day seminar exploring issues and story ideas related to small schools and high school reform. Participants will visit schools and take an in-depth look at programs in the San Diego Unified School District, hearing firsthand from teachers, principals, students and parents about their experiences.

Sessions include:

  • Left Behind: The Big High School
  • Small in Size, but Not in Feel?
  • Reporters' Experiences Covering Small Schools
  • What Big Districts Can Learn from Small Schools

Featured speakers include Michael Klonsky, Small Schools Workshop and Center for Innovative Schools; Libia Gil, American Institutes for Research; Ash Vasudeva, Stanford University School Redesign Network; Karin Chenoweth, The Education Trust; and Clara Hemphill, New School Center for New York City Affairs.

The seminar is tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m., and conclude Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 2:15 p.m.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Solamar. Contact (877) 230-0300 to make reservations. Let the hotel know that you are attending the EWA seminar. The hotel reservation deadline is Oct. 14.

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If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.


  1. Thanks for posting but this is only for reporters.

  2. Um, LisaWalker,

    "EWA isn't just for reporters. We assist writers for education organizations, public information officers, education policy-makers, journalism students, and anyone else interested in the quality of education reporting."

    Most of Mike's readers fall in at least one of these categories. Hate to interrupt a sniff in mid-breath, but really....

  3. Uh oh. I didn't mean to start anything here. Just letting my readers know what you ed writers are talking about these days. Even if they don't attend, many will be interested.

  4. Feel free to delete my comment--it's overly snarky.

    I've been bitten by the Oinky flu, and my crankiness is several notches abouve my usual crabbiness. (Unlike wall street bankers and pro hockey players, I have no inside track to the H1N1 vaccine.)

    I apologize, Ms. Walker, for being rude.

  5. Online study groups have a very interesting methodology employed which makes learning fun and also a more interactive activity. These study guides were one such deal for me.


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