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Curious about the big splashy new NPR education story about education funding that just rolled out this week, telling us how massive the funding inequalities are between states and among districts in the same states?  Sure you are.

Get some of your burning questions answered in this new behind the scenes EWA interview (NPR Follows the (School) Money) featuring NPR’s Cory Turner and Acacia Squires.

Some questions to ponder: What did they find? How did the conceive of and execute the massive story? What’s the trick to balancing complicated information and comprehensiveness with compelling storytelling and accessibility? 

Alexander Russo

Alexander Russo is a freelance education writer who has created several long-running blogs such as the national news site This Week In Education, District 299 (about Chicago schools), and LA School Report. He can be reached on Twitter at @alexanderrusso, on Facebook, or directly at