Higher Education

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Rural Black students are often the first generation to get through both high school and college. On the other hand, some are from multigenerational farming families and are considered more fortunate than others. Learn about the unique challenges these students face navigating higher education. (EWA Radio 333)

From economist Milton Friedman to school voucher program advocate Polly Williams, Cara Fitzpatrick’s deep dive into school choice began years ago in Florida. She shares the backstory, her new book’s findings and reporting tips. (EWA Radio 332)

Adam Echelman of CalMatters shares insights after reporting on competency-based education in California. The experimental education model allows community colleges to evaluate students for degrees based on successfully demonstrating skills, not time spent in class. (EWA Radio 331)

Some recorded sessions from EWA’s fall 2023 Higher Education Seminar in Riverside, California. 

Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief of the Washington Monthly, shares insights from the magazine’s innovative college rankings (EWA Radio Episode 327)

Scott Jaschik advises reporters about the top issues in higher education they should be watching during the new school year. (EWA Radio Episode 326)