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5 tips on how to cover teacher layoffs

Chad Aldeman

As school districts begin to announce their plans for the fall without clarity on how many students are likely to enroll or whether teachers will return to schools, reporters will need to help readers understand what choices districts are facing and what their decisions will mean for teachers and other education employees. To help journalists wade through all that murkiness, Bellwether’s Chad Aldeman identified five tips for reporters to produce smart, accurate journalism about the layoff process.