Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2020-09-16 15:01:23 –
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The coronavirus pandemic comes with some serious challenges. So how are schools and communities making sure students most in need aren’t falling through the cracks?
Nexstar Media Group will launch an investigative initiative called “Pandemic PASS or FAIL: Solutions for Education Equity,” on Sept. 21, taking a solutions-based approach to covering the coronavirus. Through a partnership with the national non-profit Solutions Journalism Network – a group dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems – journalists at Nexstar stations across the country are working with the investigative team at KXAN in Austin, Texas, to tell unique stories surrounding one of today’s most pressing issues. The project focuses on how the pandemic has exposed socioeconomic inequities for schools and students and the solutions some have found to bridge that gap. This includes addressing racial disparities, as well as other ways the pandemic is disproportionately impacting certain groups.