Native Washingtonian Rosalind Wiseman went to school with mean girls, then grew up to study them and the wider social dynamics of young women. She joins Kojo with former student Alexandra Petri to discuss the complexities of womanhood at different stages of life.
Guest Host: Jennifer Golbeck
Recent news reports document the connection between Medicaid and special education funding in schools. As Congress debates cuts to Medicaid in talks about overhauling federal health care policy, we explore what’s at stake for schools that receive federal funds for special education needs.
WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Emma Brown National Education Reporter, Washington Post; @emmersbrown
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