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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.

Aug 27, 2019

With a new school year getting underway, how can education reporters find fresh angles on familiar ground? Kate Grossman, the education editor for WBEZ public media in Chicago, offers story ideas, big trends to watch for, and suggestions for networking with parents, teachers, and administrators. Plus, Grossman offers some smart dos and don’ts for the first day school. How “culturally competent” are your local teachers as student populations in many communities are becoming more diverse? What steps are school districts taking to help students and families amid an increase in federal immigration raids? And why are states with school voucher and tax credit scholarship programs keeping a close eye on a forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court case?