Monthly archive August, 2010

Race to the Top funding leads to state adoption of Common Core Standards and need for K-12 curriculum revision

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The big news in education in Florida is that the state will receive funding in the national Race to the Top program  — possibly $700 million. That kind of money is the driving force that enabled Florida’s governor, Charlie Crist, to get 54 of the local teachers’ unions...

Gov. Schwarznegger signs free speech amendment to protect student journalists in California charter schools, but JEA mentor Konnie Krisloff loses her advising job

From Konnie Krisloff (California mentor) to the JEA Mentors listserv: Can you pass the word: Gov. Schwarznegger signed the charter school free speech amendment to Ed.Code 48907 last night, completing our 10-month fight for First Amendment rights for high school journalists. My legacy is complete! (I may not have my job, but I have my...

Change, Challenge and Connection: Julie Dodd Honors Lecturer

by Judy Robinson On August 5, 2010, Julie E. Dodd, co-chair and one of the founders of the  JEA Mentoring program, delivered the 2010 Scholastic Journalism Division Honors Lecture at the AEJMC conference in Denver. Many of you wanted to hear her yet were unable to be there for a variety of reasons.  Since several...

Did $10 billion provided by Congress save our journalism mentees who were pink slipped?

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The big news in education is that Congress passed a bill and President Obama signed it that provides $10 billion to help  save the jobs of 160,000 teachers. I’m wondering how many of our journalism mentees may have their jobs saved by this funding. One of the few...

College faculty recognized for contributions to scholastic journalism

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Three college faculty members were recognized for their contributions to scholastic journalism during the Association for Education in Journalism and Communications Conference this week in Denver. Brian Poulter and Sally Renaud of Eastern Illinois University and Jock Lauterer of UNC Chapel Hill were the first and second place...