Student Health & School Safety

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Kalyn Belsha, senior national reporter for Chalkbeat, shares what to watch for on the K-12 beat in the new academic year. (EWA Radio Episode 328)

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

No matter what beat Mike Hixenbaugh covers, he approaches reporting with one thing in mind: Showing how individuals are affected, especially students and teachers amid ongoing political fights. (EWA Radio Episode 325)

ProPublica, Chicago Tribune investigation into police ticketing students at school brings calls for end to the practice, new legislation on school discipline policies. (EWA Radio Episode 324)

In her final EWA Radio episode as host, Kavitha Cardoza speaks to CD Davidson-Hiers, an education journalist and colleague who has written about her mental health journey. During her time at EWA, Kavitha connected with many reporters who experienced burnout and other mental health concerns. CD represents them all. (EWA Radio Episode 322)

Some children face physical, mental and emotional dangers: They climb over, squeeze between and crawl under train cars just to get to school. ProPublica’s Topher Sanders discusses how he collaborated with other journalists to investigate the ongoing problem of blocked crossings in Hammond, Indiana. (EWA Radio Episode 321)