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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 15, 2016

Washington lawmakers and school choice advocates are scrambling to keep charter schools open in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that declared the independently operated campuses unconstitutional. A compromise bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee's signature, and the families of more than 1,000 students are hoping for a last-minute legislative save.

Education reporter Debbie Cafazzo of the Tacoma News-Tribune talks with EWA public editor Emily Richmond about the ongoing legal battles, and why Washington State -- considered liberal-leaning on so many other policy fronts -- was a relative latecomer when it came to approving charter schools.