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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 28, 2015

In 2013, Chicago education reporter Sarah Karp, asked a question: Why was a no-bid contract for $20 million awarded to a relatively unknown company chosen to provide professional development services in the nation’s third largest school district?

As a result of her dogged digging, Karp set off a chain of events that...

Oct 21, 2015

In a year-long series for the Christian Science Monitor and The Hechinger Report, veteran education reporter and best-selling author Peg Tyre follows Krystal Hardy, a brand-new principal at a New Orleans charter school.

Along the way, we get a firsthand look at just how complicated the job description has become, and...

Oct 14, 2015

"Solutions Journalism" aims to draw attention to credible responses to social problems. A brand-new resource can help education reporters take that approach with their own work on the beat.

Keith Hammonds, chief operating officer of the nonprofit Solutions Journalism Network, and Jackie Mader, Mississippi bureau chief...

Oct 7, 2015

Why do so few students from low-income families earn college degrees, even when they were academic standouts as high schoolers? And what can be done to help these students make a smoother transition to higher education?

Kavitha Cardoza tackles these questions in "Lower Income, Higher Ed", a new documentary for WAMU...