COMM 320 Reporting: Public education issue the lynchpin for mayoral candidates


For the fall 2014 semester, I’m taking COMM-320, a reporting class that is a requirement for one of my majors in American University’s School of Communication. As part of my midterm assignment, I worked in a team of two other classmates to cover a specific issue for Washington, D.C.’s mayoral election. This piece is available on the class’s blog. Click here for the full article.

Here’s an excerpt:

As Election Day approaches, education inequality across the wards remains a large topic of conversation for the candidates at meet and greet and fundraising events. Catania held his 100th community meet and greet on Oct. 18 at the home of Dionne Brown in ward 8. Children played in the front yard – dashing back and forth in front of the “Public School Parents for David!” sign that was propped up in Brown’s flower beds as about 30 supporters gathered inside to hear Catania speak.


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