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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.

Oct 17, 2017

The public education system in Puerto Rico was already struggling before two historic hurricanes -- Irma and Maria -- wreaked havoc on this U.S. territory. Reporter Andrew Ujifusa and photographer Swikar Patel of Education Week discuss their recent reporting trip to Puerto Rico, where they met students and teachers who...


Oct 10, 2017

A new radio documentary by APM Reports concludes that American schools are failing to use proven methods for helping dyslexic students learn to read -- techniques that could also benefit their classmates. Emily Hanford, a correspondent and senior producer for APM Reports, discusses why school districts are often...


Oct 3, 2017

In Minneapolis, record numbers of families are abandoning their neighborhood schools for charters and other educational options, forcing the district to cut staff, programs, and services as the state’s per-pupil funding leaves with students. A new series by the Star-Tribune newspaper examines the roots of this...


Sep 26, 2017

Bethany Barnes of The Oregonian discusses “The Benefit of the Doubt,” her investigation into how Portland Public Schools botched its handling of multiple allegations of a gym teacher’s sexual misconduct over more than two decades. Despite a five-month fight by the school district to withhold relevant documents,...


Sep 19, 2017

In a cover story for The Nation, Emmanuel Felton of The Hechinger Report argues that the federal government has substantially abandoned Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in which struck down the doctrine of “separate but equal” education. Felton found nearly 200 school districts...