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
“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.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools, which serves 12,000 students, says it will make a final decision on its reopening plans in August.
The school district asked its inspector general to investigate the legitimacy of charter school applications for federal PPP loans.
With no relief from COVID-19 concerns, local schools are considering a mix of in-person and remote learning — or even returning to school full-time.
Providers say schools that may close are more than just preschool programs. They are places where families are supported.
As part of WBEZ’s #ChiGradWeek, three students share what their speech coach, “work mom” and music teacher mean to them.
Black and Latino Chicagoans are working to defuse tensions after looting led to African Americans being targeted in some Latino neighborhoods.
College prep usually ramps up during junior year. But with no in-person school and SATs postponed, anxiety among the class of 2021 grows.
The teens’ original show with the Lyric Opera was canceled due to COVID-19, but they continue to rehearse, connect and perform online.