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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 are the thorniest issues states are facing in developing and putting in place new approaches? How are they striking the balance between state leadership and local flexibility? How much are state policies being influenced by federal carrots and sticks?

Moderator: John Luczak, the Joyce Foundation


  • Emily Barton, acting director of educator evaluation, Tennessee Department of Education
  • Lisa Foehr, director of educator quality and certification, Rhode Island Department of Education 
  • Rayne Martin, director, Office of Innovation, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Audrey Soglin, executive director, Illinois Education Association