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EWA​, the professional organization dedicated to ​strengthening the community of education ​writers and improving the ​quality of education coverage ​to better inform the public, hosts ​a weekly podcast featuring lively interviews with journalists.

Feb 20, 2018

 

From rescinding guidance on how campuses should handle sexual assault cases to changing the rules for forgiving student loan debt, it’s been a busy first year on the job for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Some of her biggest policy moves -- and ensuing controversies -- have involved colleges and...


Feb 13, 2018

Betsy DeVos was sworn in a year ago this month as President Trump’s secretary of education, following Senate approval by the narrowest of margins. Alyson Klein of Education Week reflects on DeVos’ first year and discusses how the secretary’s policy priorities are evolving, along with her comfort level in her first...


Feb 6, 2018

Sports doctor Larry Nassar is in federal prison but the story is far from over for Michigan State University, his longtime employer. More than 150 women -- including college and Olympic gymnasts -- say that over the course of two decades he sexually abused them under the guise of providing medical treatment. The legal...


Jan 30, 2018

For decades in Tucson, Ariz.’s public school district, rumors of a “blacklist” -- a secret roster of teachers who were barred being hired -- had circulated. But not until Arizona Daily Star education reporter Hank Stephenson put some mysterious pieces together did the list come to light. Among the clues:...


Jan 23, 2018

Education Week’s annual “Quality Counts” report offers a wealth of state-level data on students and schools, from academic indicators to equity in funding formulas. But how can reporters make the most of these numbers -- and the state rankings -- to tell compelling stories about their own local schools? Assistant...