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
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to endorse the vaccine’s use Wednesday, opening the door for shots to begin.
Thousands of CPS students are back in class, with more expected on Monday. But limited after-school care is keeping some students at home.
Out of work but not out of ideas, entrepreneurial Chicagoans are following their passions in the hopes of forging a new life after the pandemic.
Declining enrollment is raising concerns about students falling off track. But some say they need the time off to reflect and realign goals.
During Morton Schapiro’s tenure Northwestern’s stature has grown, but student activists have denounced his handling of racial issues.
“We’re going to recapture the magic in our classrooms,” said CPS’ CEO. This comes as principals raised concerns about adequate staffing.
Chicago Public Schools is looking to bring back high schoolers before the school year ends. Chicago teens say they want in on the planning.
From daily student check-ins, in-person learning hubs and a quality-over-quantity mentality, teachers say virtual learning can be improved.
Months of deadlock over a plan to reopen Chicago Public Schools put parents in the middle of a fight between the district and teachers union.
“Our decision needs to be respected,” said one mother who wants to send her children back to school in-person.