WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced that Education Reporter Lauren Camera and Data Editor Lindsey Cook have been selected to present at the 2017 South by Southwest Education Conference & Festival (SXSWedu) in Austin, Texas on March 8th. The seventh annual SXSWedu conference will focus on in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences and policy-centered discussions.
Camera will moderate a panel on Wednesday, March 8th titled, "Overcoming School Funding Inequality," alongside three education experts. The session will cover steps that need to be taken in order to revise policies to serve low-income students.
- Dr. Nora Gordon, Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
- Dr. Carol Johnson, Visiting Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy & Organizations, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
- Michael Dannenberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Policy, Education Reform Now
Cook will host a separate talk on March 8th discussing data reporting in the public education sector. "When Public Education Data Isn't Really Public" will highlight reasons why public education data is not always accessible to school officials and everyday citizens.
Both presentations relate to a U.S. News & World Report investigative analysis published in June 2016 on Title I education funding. The largest federal K-12 program, Title I was developed to combat inequalities in public education largely stemming from unequal access to resources. The U.S. News analysis on nearly 13,000 school districts found that formulas used to distribute Title I dollars ultimately direct billions in funding to districts that are wealthier on average, failing to adequately help the low-income students the program intends to serve. The panel discussion will focus on Camera and Cook's findings, while Cook's talk will discuss the importance of publishing data as U.S. News did in its investigation.
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