Adriana is a former 2012 WBEZ Pritzker fellow and was part of the inaugural class of Northwestern University’s Social Justice News Nexus fellowship program. She worked on a 2015 award-winning audio project for WBEZ and NPR’s This American Life about unregulated drug rehab centers in Chicago drawing people from Puerto Rico. Her investigation was recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi Award with the Society of Professional Journalists, a 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award and three Peter Lisagor Awards.
Prior to joining WBEZ’s education team, Adriana worked at Univision Chicago where she was honored with two Chicago/ Midwest Emmy Awards.
Adriana lived in Dubuque and Des Moines, Iowa for many years. She is originally from Medellin, Colombia and has been a Chicago resident since 2005.
Stories by Adriana Cardona-Maguigad
WBEZ is sharing the stories of a Chicago teacher this fall as she tackles schooling amid the pandemic.
Acero Schools leaders say they’ve worked to create a more culturally inclusive environment for students, but many argue they’ve fallen short.
There are 67,000 students learning English in Chicago Public Schools. CPS’ own evaluation said most schools educating them don’t measure up.
About half of Chicago households with children report serious problems caring for their kids, according to a new NPR and Harvard poll.
The start of remote learning has been grueling but teacher Jessica Vega says, “I want to be positive and optimistic it won’t be forever.”
“This is just uncharted territory for everybody, and there are so many questions about CPS’ plan,” one parent said.
A group of teens spent the summer learning to tell radio stories, including their take on police brutality and transferring schools.
The 70,000 students in Catholic schools will be the largest experiment with in-person learning in the area.
“I am not a menace, nor a rebel, but a dedicated freedom fighter,” said one teen who was recently injured leading a protest.
Chicago Public Schools officials are proposing a back-to-school plan for the fall that includes both in-person and remote learning.