EWA Radio

EWA’s Public Editor Emily Richmond interviews a new journalist each week on EWA Radio, a podcast about education and its coverage in the media. If you have an idea for an episode, let Emily know.

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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)

WBEZ’s Nereida Moreno shares insights from reporting on migrant students and families in Chicago Public Schools. (EWA Radio Episode 330)

Apoorva Mandavilli, health reporter for The New York Times, shares insights into how air quality impacts school closures and student learning amid COVID-19 pandemic (EWA Radio Episode 329)

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)