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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

Recorded at EWA's March 24, 2012 seminar at the University of Chicago, "School Turnarounds: Are SIG Dollars Making a Difference?"

How does the charter school model factor into efforts to turn around low-achieving campuses? Why haven’t more charter management organizations signed on for school turnarounds? What questions should reporters be asking when faced with conflicting data on charter school performance?

Moderator: Scott Elliott, Indianapolis Star


  • Ursula Wright, interim president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • Matt Troha, principal of Mastery Charter Schools Thomas Campus, Philadelphia
  • Margaret Raymond, director, The Center for Research on Education Outcomes, Stanford University
  • Gary Miron, professor, Western Michigan University