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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 21, 2015

In a year-long series for the Christian Science Monitor and The Hechinger Report, veteran education reporter and best-selling author Peg Tyre follows Krystal Hardy, a brand-new principal at a New Orleans charter school.

Along the way, we get a firsthand look at just how complicated the job description has become, and some of the innovative new approaches to training and supporting new principals that could help stem the exodus.

Tyre talks with EWA Radio about school leadership, the uses (and misuses) of using assessments to drive instruction, and the ongoing challenges facing New Orleans' schools post-Hurricane Katrina.