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2024: New Year, New Story Ideas

Education editors Melissa Taboada and Jon Marcus each share major story ideas reporters should be covering in the new year. (EWA Radio 335)

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From fiscal cliffs to surges in high-need students, 2024 is expected to be a challenging year on the K-12 and higher ed beats. 

As The Boston Globe editor Melissa Taboada told EWA public editor Emily Richmond: “Winter is coming.” Jon Marcus, higher education editor for The Hechinger Report, also joined the discussion, offering his forecast for the months ahead. 

Among the big stories these veteran journalists say to watch for: student advocacy amid campus culture wars, the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning, and why colleges and universities are bracing for a steep decline in freshmen. Also, we discuss the peril and promise of A.I. as an educational tool, and what EWA has planned for SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas this March. 

EWA Radio is sponsored by SXSW EDU. EWA retains full editorial control over the content of the podcast.

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