Amid a global pandemic and heated political division, Idaho’s tribes are improving student success with innovative methods.
Idaho Education News reporter Carly Flandro will uncover and share stories of Native American students from across the state with a generous grant and support from the Education Writers Association.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity to produce in-depth, enterprising journalism that will focus on an oft-overlooked and underreported group of students,” Flandro said.
Flandro joins the organization’s 15th class of reporting fellows, which includes a cohort of seven ambitious journalists from across the country.
“The diversity of ideas, ambition and news outlets was exciting,” said George Dieter, EWA’s interim executive director. “And proof that journalists are keen to dig deep to understand implications, uncover injustices and share best practices.”
EWA is providing up to $5,000 to help cover reporting costs and other assistance for each project.
To date, EWA has supported more than 100 projects, resulting in high-quality, impactful education stories in various media in communities across the country.
Idaho EdNews has earned four EWA grants over the past eight years.
“I’m proud that this respected, national organization is supporting our ideas and talents,” said Jennifer Swindell, managing editor of Idaho EdNews, “and extremely grateful.”
Idaho Education News will publish Flandro’s project in June 2023.
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