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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.

Dec 8, 2011

What lessons can be learned from initiatives around the country to revamp the way teacher performance is assessed? What role is federal policy playing in driving change? How are partnerships among districts, unions, and reformers playing out?

Moderator: Stephanie Banchero, National Education Reporter, Wall Street Journal


  • Peter Cunningham, assistant secretary for communications and outreach, U.S. Department of Education
  • Tim Daly, president, New Teacher Project
  • Sandi Jacobs, vice president, National Council on Teacher Quality 
  • Scott Thompson, director of teacher effectiveness strategy, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Rob Weil, director of field programs, American Federation of Teachers