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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.

May 5, 2016

Update: On May 2, “Failure Factories” won the $10,000 Hechinger Grand Prize in the EWA National Awards for Education Reporting.

The Pulitzer Prize for local reporting this year went to the Tampa Bay Times for an exhaustive investigation into how a handful of elementary schools in Pinellas County wound up deeply segregated by race, poverty, and opportunity.

Reporters Cara Fitzpatrick, Lisa Gartner and Michael LaForgia talk with public editor Emily Richmond about tackling a project of this magnitude, how their findings are forcing policymakers to confront the crisis, and dispelling myths about why some children coming from high-poverty communities struggle in school.