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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.

Mar 29, 2012

What lessons can be learned from the push to turn around schools in the nation’s third-largest school district? What is the union’s role in the efforts? Are classroom teachers noticing a chance in their school environment or in student achievement?

Moderator: Alexander Russo, blogger, This Week in Education


  • Jennifer Husbands, Academy for Urban School Leadership
  • Don Fraynd, turnaround officer, Chicago Public Schools
  • Jesse Sharkey, vice president, Chicago Teachers Union
  • Xian Barrett, Chicago Public Schools teacher and author