Education civil rights data: The good, the bad, the dirty (Diversity Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Alex Harwin of Education Week Research Center; Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop; Kameel Stanley of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 10:15am
  • Location: Addison
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Panelists with a range of expertise will discuss the federal civil rights dataset, how to make the most of it and avoid the pitfalls. We also will talk about how to use state data to tell stories about disparities in schools. This session will provide lots of story ideas, so come with questions!

Speaker Bios

  • Alex Harwin is a quantitative research analyst for the Education Week Research Center. She works on a wide variety of projects, from marquee annual reports such as Quality Counts to data-driven reporting in collaboration with the Education Week newsroom. She received her education at Stanford and UT with degrees in Sociology and policy analysis. Areas of Focus: Policy analysis, government data analysis, and research communication.

  • Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop and teaches at American University.  She previously was a senior editor at Reveal/CIR, data editor at ProPublica, The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was NICAR's founding training director and has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. 

  • Kameel Stanley is senior producer of The City, USA Today’s critically-acclaimed podcast about power in urban America. She previously co-hosted and produced We Live Here, an award-winning podcast about race & class from St. Louis Public Radio & PRX. But her roots are in print journalism; for several years Kameel was an investigative beat reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. She also runs a storytelling organization in St. Louis and a brunch club for women of color. 

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