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Public Editor Kavitha Cardoza and speakers discussed algorithmic bias, surveillance technologies and other technologies that harm vulnerable student groups during EWA’s public session at the 2023 SXSW EDU Conference in Austin, Texas. Learn about this issue and what some communities are doing to fight back. (EWA Radio Episode 316)

Public Editor Kavitha Cardoza introduces listeners to EWA’s new executive director, Kathy Chow. Previously, Chow served as executive director for Asian American Journalists Association for eight years and oversaw other nonprofits. Learn more about Chow, such as what attracted her to the position, and hear her plans for EWA. (EWA Radio Episode 315)

“Free-speech” advocates are pushing to cancel courses related to race. Non-tenured college faculty of color disproportionately are carrying the burden of this activism. ProPublica’s Daniel Golden discusses his coverage of these issues, including his trip to Florida to see how the “Stop Woke Act” is playing out on college campuses. (EWA Radio Episode 314)

School vouchers and voucher-like programs are growing in many states. What is behind this new push? What does research show? How did legal battles end? Watch the recording to learn more from experts.

Scott Jaschik predicts the issues to watch for in higher education this year.

Providing access to prison education, and funding it, isn’t a top priority in Oregon. Natalie Pate shares how poor literacy, dropout rates and crime intersect after investigating prison education programs in the state. (EWA Radio Episode 310)