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
Two WBEZ education reporters share how a family and a teacher are coping with remote learning.
Catholic schools have stayed in-person through the pandemic. It’s made Chicago Public Schools think it can do the same.
A WBEZ reporter (and mom) shares her family’s story — along with advice from an expert teacher — on trying to make e-learning work.
Amid Outcry From Parents And Teachers, Chicago Public Schools Officials Insist They Can Safely Reopen
Chicago school officials want to resume in-person learning for preschoolers and some special needs students as early as next month.
Chicago Public Schools wants some students with special needs to return for in-person learning. Some parents and students are pushing back.
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.”