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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.

Apr 3, 2018

After months of wrangling, Congress passed — and President Trump signed — a massive spending bill that ups funding for the U.S. Department of Education. The bipartisan measure is arguably a “wholesale rejection” of Trump’s education agenda, according to Caitlin Emma of Politico’s education team. For...


Mar 28, 2018

You wouldn’t know it from most media outlets’ coverage of college, but students over the age of 25 account for more than a quarter of the nation’s undergraduates. In a new report for The Chronicle of Higher Education, senior writer Goldie Blumenstyk outlined the challenges facing this special subgroup of learners,...


Mar 20, 2018

School choice is one of the most contentious issues in K-12  education today. But it’s hardly an American invention. Sarah Butrymowiz of The Hechinger Report recently traveled to New Zealand, Sweden, and France to look at how school choice plays out, and whether there are lessons for the U.S. system. Why is New...


Mar 13, 2018

In Portland, Oregon, so-called “no cause” evictions are forcing hundreds of students to switch schools -- sometimes more than once -- during the course of the academic year. That leaves individual kids struggling to stay on track academically, and schools scrambling to high rates of student turnover. In a new...


Mar 6, 2018

For most journalists, the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a national story. But for Jessica Bakeman of WLRN public radio, it’s local. She’s closely covered the story for this NPR affiliate in South Florida, including the effects of the shooting on students, educators, and parents, and the student...