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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.

Dec 16, 2015

For already struggling students in high-poverty schools, frequent turnover among their teachers – and an over-reliance on substitutes – can hurt achievement.

Emma Brown, reporting for The Washington Post, digs into the national data on substitute teachers and raises some important questions. Among them: What happens...

Dec 9, 2015

Faced with massive budget cuts in the wake of the recession, many Idaho school districts switched to a four-day weekly calendar. But more than seven years into the experiment, an investigation by Idaho Education News -- lead by reporter Kevin Richert -- found little evidence that the schedule change improved either...

Dec 2, 2015

John Merrow began his journalism career in 1974 with National Public Radio, and retired this summer as special correspondent with PBS Newshour. Along the way he racked up a slew of awards, broke big stories, and created a documentary production company.

For this special 50th episode of EWA Radio, Merrow...