Education talks on campus
09 November 2004
ATTENTION: Writers and editors covering education, public policy or media
By Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
Two discussion sessions at the University of California, Berkeley, examining such issues as national media coverage of education, new teacher preparation and college rankings.
1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16. Brown bag session with students at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, in Room 2514 of Tolman Hall on Hearst Avenue.
4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16. Question-and-answer session at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism library at North Gate Hall,near the intersection of Hearst and Euclid avenues.
Leading the discussions will be Ben Wildavsky, a longtime education journalist and author of "U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Teacher," a new book about teacher preparation, education reform, and the opportunities as well as challenges facing aspiring teachers. Approximately 2 million new teachers will be needed across the country during the coming decade due to increasing student populations and teacher retirements.Wildavsky supervises weekly education coverage at U.S. News & World Report, and is editor of its signature college and graduate school guides.