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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 30, 2019

Like many states, Colorado has set an ambitious goal for boosting the number of citizens with advanced degrees and credentials, all with an eye toward filling high-need jobs in areas like health care and manufacturing. In a five-part series, EWA Reporting Fellow Stephanie Daniel of KUNC (Northern Colorado Community Radio) looks at how the Rocky Mountain state is trying to do that: including  encouraging Hispanic and low-income high school students to take advanced courses, adding mentoring  for young people in foster care, and creating a community college mobile learning program that brings certification classes to workers on the job. She finds important lessons for anyone concerned about diversity, demographics, and workforce development in their states.