Impact Statement

Education systems should be designed to best serve the student. The problem is there is little fact-based reporting on what’s happening in local schools across the country. When major media outlets do cover education, their reporting often focuses on national trends, not local schools.

Gatekeeping constrains discourse and ideas from making education better. By giving voice to underreported or ignored K-12 education news stories, The Chalkboard Review – now positioned under the Franklin umbrella – is uniquely positioned to transform America’s ongoing conversation about education policy.

The Chalkboard Review: Original, Fact-Based K-12 Education News Reporting

Diverse perspectives in education are vital to improving K-12 schools. In less than two years, The Chalkboard Review has become a trusted, authoritative, and independent voice in K-12 education journalism. In the early days of conception, Chalkboard leveraged a volunteer force of reporters and writers and now produces straight-news content through the Franklin News Foundation’s fulltime reporting staff.

Producing five to 15 pieces of content weekly, Chalkboard routinely reports on K-12 education stories that would go unnoticed but for us. This work is infused with the belief that everyone is an education stakeholder and readers can be trusted to draw their own conclusions when they are presented with hard facts.

In addition to straight news reporting, The Chalkboard Review provides a forum for commentary from educators, parents, college professors, and policy experts.

Growing The Chalkboard Review’s Capacity, Reach, and Influence

The Chalkboard Review is uniquely equipped to provide the insight needed to articulate the realities of today’s K-12 public education landscape. Inside the Franklin News Foundation, which has established itself as a fact-focused journalism operation with unprecedented distribution, The Chalkboard Review is poised to deliver powerful content from within this critical news niche to an audience that is significantly larger, more politically diversified, and national in scope.

We seek to reach more Americans than ever, merging talent, editorial opportunity, and access to a national distribution network to report the K-12 education stories that need to be told.

Please contact Shiloh Carozza at with any questions about our work. Thank you for your interest in The Chalkboard Review.

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