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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.

Jul 9, 2019

In South Florida, a high school principal is under fire for tricking hundreds of studentsinto thinking they were taking a legitimate Advanced Placement exam that might lead to college course credit. As first reported by Cassidy Alexander of the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the principal determined that giving all...


Jul 2, 2019

In 2010, Mayor Cory Booker convinced Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to donate $100 million to to turn around Newark, N.J.’s  public schools and expand school choice. Now a U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Booker faces fresh scrutiny for his education policy track record. In this past episode of...


Jun 25, 2019

School districts have been vastly underreporting instances when some of their most vulnerable students are physically restrained or sent to seclusion rooms by campus staff -- that’s the conclusion of a new report from the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog agency. Two reporters on opposite sides of...


Jun 18, 2019

If you’re an inmate in Illinois, what educational programs are available to help you get your life back on track? That’s the question public radio reporter Lee Gaines set out to answer in an ongoing series. As part of an EWA Reporting Fellowship, Gaines looks at how severe budget cuts in Illinois, plus changes to...


Jun 12, 2019

School might be out, but that doesn’t mean education issues take a vacation: Two experienced education journalists offer compelling story ideas to beat the summertime blues. Delece Smith-Barrow of The Hechinger Report and Lauren Camera of U.S. News & World Report join this week’s podcast to discuss a wide range of...