It's not always easy to keep up with the latest buzz in the education world but Twitter can be a surprisingly useful resource. Whether you're looking for news, analysis or just a conversation, Twitter has it all—if you know where to look.
Many education journalists use Twitter to keep their followers in the loop and, if you follow the right people, Twitter will automatically sift through the clutter for you. To make it easier for our readers, Education Dive compiled a list of top 10 education journalists on Twitter. Take a look and stay ahead of the curve (and while you're at it, check out Education Dive on Twitter as well):
1. AUDREY WATTERS
On Twitter: @audreywatters
Audrey Watters is a freelance writer and the creator of Hack Education, an education technology blog. Watters uses Twitter to spark conversations, with a focus on the education technology startups and innovations taking shape.
(A Few More) Details about the Gates Foundation-funded inBloom and its plans for student data hackeducation.com/2013/04/04/inb…— Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) April 4, 2013
2. LISA FLEISHER
On Twitter: @lisafleisher
Lisa Fleisher is an education reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Fleisher's tweets cover K-12 and education policy news in the greater New York City area.
Fleisher (@lisafleisher) April 8, 2013
3. ALEXANDER RUSSO
On Twitter: @alexanderrusso
Alexander Russo is an education writer and editor who currently operates the District 299 Chicago Public Schools and This Week in Education blogs. Russo keeps followers apprised of what's going on in the education policy world and the school reform movement in particular.
RT @saralwan: "Teacher cheating isn’t an excuse to give up on standardized tests. It is a reason to administer them properly."...— alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) April 8, 2013
4. TINA BARSEGHIAN
On Twitter: @MindShiftKQED
Tina Barseghian is the editor of MindShift, a site focused on the future of education. Barseghian tweets outed tech developments, case studies and research to keep educators up-to-date on how technologies are transforming how students learn and teachers teach.
Connected learning provides ways for students to link their classroom lessons to their lives outside school ow.ly/jNtiK— Tina Barseghian (@MindShiftKQED) April 7, 2013
5. NICK ANDERSON
On Twitter: @wpnick
Nick Anderson is a higher education writer for The Washington Post. Anderson populates his Twitter feed with news and analysis of higher education policy, college admissions and MOOC disruption.
Paradox at the heart of every denial letter: Colleges express regrets to individuals. But they prize selectivity. wapo.st/16rxFVA— Nick Anderson (@wpnick) April 1, 2013
6. TAMAR LEWIN
On Twitter: @tamarnyt
Tamar Lewin is a Domestic Correspondent at The New York Times, where she focuses on education issues. Lewin tweets about MOOC disruption, higher education policy and the latest research reports in the space.
Growing pay gap between public and private colleges: $167,118 for tenured profs at private univs, $123,393 at publicsnytimes.com/2013/04/08/edu…— tamar lewin(@tamarnyt) April 8, 2013
7. JENNA JOHNSON
On Twitter: @wpjenna
Jenna Johnson is a higher education writer for The Washington Post and runs Campus Overload, a higher education blog on the Post's site. Johnson's Twitter handle keeps followers in the loop with what's going on at campuses across the U.S.
Pittsburgh teen bitterly lashes out at colleges that rejected her: wapo.st/YQjJSN— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) April 2, 2011
8. VALERIE STRAUSS
On Twitter: @valeriestrauss
Valerie Strauss writes for The Answer Sheet, her education blog on The Washington Post's website. Strauss' snappy tweets spotlight fascinating news stories and policy issues for her followers.
How to really arm our schools. wapo.st/XbAxTI— Valerie Strauss (@valeriestrauss) April 2, 2013
9. MARY BETH MARKLEIN
On Twitter: @mbmarklein
Mary Beth Marklein is an education reporter for USA Today. Marklein's tweets help followers keep up with the latest buzz, news and policy in the higher education space.
Marklein (@mbmarklein) April 6, 2013
10. GOLDIE BLUMENSTYK
On Twitter: @GoldieStandard
Goldie Blumenstyk is a Senior Writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, a print and online publication for the higher education space. Blumenstyk's Twitter account provides updates and commentary on the financial and policy issues taking place in higher education.
Blumenstyk (@GoldieStandard) March 21, 2013
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