Four pre-school aged children play together in groups of two.

Lessons From the Early Ed Beat

Kyra Miles is pioneering an early childhood education beat at Minnesota Public Radio after the topic received little past coverage. She explains how she’s informing the public and details ECE issues and solutions in Minnesota. (EWA Radio 344)

Photo credit: Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for EDUimages


Kyra Miles of Minnesota Public Radio is one of a handful of reporters nationally on the early learning beat, which often gets short shrift when it comes to news coverage. 

That’s changed since the pandemic, amid greater awareness of how starkly the nation’s child care needs are outstripping available – and affordable – providers. Kyra shares how she made the transition from the K-12 beat to early learning, and what’s surprised her along the way.

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