One additional thought on this “shaming” issue per the Gates op-ed. Before everyone gets too self-righteous about all of this I don’t think the LAT set out to shame anyone and I think there is little evidence of that. Rather, they saw a set of data they thought were newsworthy and told a story and then went and told it. You can disagree with that decision because of the nature of the data and the context – I do, and think it should have been handled differently and that the New York situation should be as well once those data are out – but it was (and is) a news and editorial decision not a punitive one or one with malicious intent.
There is a comms job open at Students First. And if you’re into ed tech SIIA has a really cool role open for a policy and market analyst.