IBJNews

Former Star reporter to head new education website

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

A not-for-profit and “non-ideological” education news site focusing on Indiana is set to launch early next year, headed by former Indianapolis Star reporter Scott Elliott.

Indianapolis-based Chalkbeat Indiana will be an outpost of the Education News Network, which consists of the online news site EdNews Colorado as well as Gotham Schools, a site that reports on New York City public schools.

Elliott, who will serve as editor, said he hopes to hire three reporters by early next year. They’ll cover institutions including Indianapolis Public Schools, the Indiana General Assembly and the State Board of Education. The anticipated audience will range from educators to policymakers to the general public.

Elliott joined the Star in 2011 as “education reform” reporter while the state embarked on several education initiatives. It now has the broadest school voucher system in the country. Indianapolis has an ever-expanding universe of charter schools.

Elliott left the Star this month to head up Chalkbeat Indiana. His first day on the job was Monday.

Education News Network is raising funds for Chalkbeat Indiana, and already has lassoed a two-year grant totaling $115,000 from the Indianapolis-based higher education advocacy group Lumina Foundation.

According to Lumina’s grant, ENN received 20 percent of its revenue last year from newsletter and website sponsorships, job board ads, event sponsorships and other such sources. Individual donations and foundation grants make up the rest.

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
ADVERTISEMENT