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Health and education: Two intersecting beats

Health on the education beat Almost everywhere on the education beat, from the state policy level to inside classrooms, health issues abound. Cover education long enough and you’re likely to write about physical education classes or sex education, school nurses or school lunches.

Dallas Morning News education reporter Holly Hacker writes about how to cover the stories that intersect on the education and health beats – things including childhood obesity and physical activity, sex education classes, children with disabilities, alcohol and drug abuse and infectious diseases.

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