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Put Down Your Pencils Please: Media Coverage of Education Reform 2007-2008

May 5, 2009

This study was designed to gain an understanding of how major and select local media cover the ongoing debates over education reform. Relevant stories about reforms aimed at the pre-K through high school years from June 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008 were examined. Researchers found that education reform is typically covered as a local issue where the goal of improved student achievement is juxtaposed against the chronic resource constraints of local school systems.