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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.

May 6, 2008

You’re hearing more advocacy of “pay for performance” for teachers. Others advocate merit pay. The panel will look at the nuances of the issue. Sabrina Laine, executive director of the National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality at Learning Point Associates, will offer an overview on the research...


May 6, 2008

Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, and Travis Reindl of Jobs for the Future discuss unearthed story gems for reporters in the areas of accountability, the student debt and college costs.

This was recorded during the Education Writers Association's annual meeting in Chicago April 24-26.







May 5, 2008

Murray Sperber, professor emeritus from Indiana University; Kent Harnds of Benedictine College (Rock Island, IL); Fraidy Reiss, a reporter with the Asbury Park Press and Wallace Renfro, spokesman for the NCAA, discuss the negative and positive effects of athletics on higher education.

This panel was recorded as part of...


May 5, 2008

Economist Sandy Baum of Skidmore College, Luke Swarthout of US PIRG and David Baime of the American Association of Community Colleges discuss the many non-tuition costs, such as textbooks and housing, that drive students into debt and sometimes out of school.

This panel was recorded during the Education Writers...


May 5, 2008

Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of the DC Public Schools, sat down with John Merrow to discuss her work revamping one of the nation's most troubled districts during the Education Writers Association's annual meeting in Chicago April 25.