Word is slowly trickling out, but you may not yet have heard of some of the big changes that are coming soon to EdNews Colorado. One of those changes is an evolution of our Voices section, and we’d like to give our readers a preview and a chance to get involved.
Starting in November, we’ll be re-naming the Voices section “Chalkbeat First Person: Informed perspectives from the field.” The section will still have a lot of the great policy analysis from informed sources that you’ve come to rely on. But we’re trying to broaden the range of voices represented to get a more immediate look at what it’s like to experience the changes that are happening in public education all around us.
That means more students writing about their relationships with their teachers and about what helps them learn and what distracts them. It means more teachers and principals writing about the types of choices they make day to day and about how decisions made on Capitol Hill and in board rooms play out in their classrooms. And it means more parents writing about how they’ve learned to navigate the public education system and what their hopes and fears are for their children.
Want to learn more, or perhaps find out how you can write about your experiences for the site? We’re throwing an informational happy hour next Thursday, October 17. You’ll get to hear more about what we’re looking for in submissions the new section and have a chance to share your own ideas.
The happy hour will be held on October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain PBS building (1089 Bannock Street). There’s free parking just south of the building, and we’ll have appetizers and refreshments. RSVP here to let us know you’re coming and we hope to see you there!