Houston Schools Reporter: After Harvey, ‘Everyone’s in Survival Mode’

EWA Radio: Episode 137

Public school students in Houston — the nation’s seventh-largest district — had expected to start a new academic year this week. Instead, many of their campuses were converted into emergency shelters, and many students as well as educators are now homeless. Shelby Webb of The Houston Chronicle discusses the latest developments, and shares some personal perspectives on reporting under emotionally charged circumstances. What steps are Houston officials taking to help students? Why is the shadow of Hurricane Katrina looming large for many educators and students? And how is social media — for better, and sometimes for worse – influencing coverage of the storm’s aftermath?

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