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
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.
With demand high and supply limited, Chicago teachers scramble to find appointments as the fierce debate over school reopening continues.
Chicago Public Schools is intent on reopening classrooms on Monday but some educators worry what will be offered won’t be good for students.
While some families were relieved to be back, opposition continues as the first COVID-19 cases crop up in reopened schools.
Chicago high school teachers say they’ve seen an increase in the number of students taking jobs, sometimes at the cost of their education.
We hear from Chicago Public Schools teacher Jessica Vega as she wraps up a fall of remote learning.
As Chicago Public Schools prepares to resume in-person classes early next year, one charter school says that model is working for its students.