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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 let to Chicago Schools Superintendent Barbara Byrd-Bennett pleading guilty to a felony earlier this month. Karp spoke with EWA Radio about the ongoing investigation into the scandal, tips for local journalists on watchdog reporting; and the camaraderie of the Chicago education press corps.