Danielle DuClos reports on K-12 education in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for the Green Bay Press- Gazette, part of the USA Today Network. Prior to joining the Press-Gazette, DuClos reported for ABC News, The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and the Anchorage Daily News. A recent graduate of the University of Missouri, where she was a state government reporter for the Columbia Missourian, the university’s community paper, DuClos holds a bachelor’s degree in investigative reporting and pre-law political science. She is passionate about the law and has interned for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Raised in Anchorage, Alaska, DuClos was a senior producer of “Podcast in Place,” a youth-run podcast that chronicled the impact of COVID-19 on Alaskan communities, and loves to spend time in the mountains and on the water.
Beat: Watchdog education reporting, including what's working in schools
We take a different approach from traditional school reporting, which puts a heavy emphasis on school board coverage. Our reporter uses a combination of techniques and distribution platforms to reach a diverse group of readers, including providing basic information primers (such as first day of school, preparing for standardized tests, helping with homework) in English and Spanish and tailoring that coverage to social media platforms with video, images, text and newsletters. The beat also includes accountability reporting -- how is the district meeting the needs of families? -- and solutions journalism highlighting successful approaches from other parts of the country.