Member Stories

February 25 – March 3
Highlighting some of our favorite stories of the week by EWA members

The College Board is denying access to the new SAT for test-takers it suspects of being test-prep company employees, according to Catherine Gewertz of Education Week

Emmanuel Felton searches the country to find examples of schools that are using social and emotional learning to improve the hearts and minds of students. This informed, critical look first appeared in The Hechinger Report.

Officials vow to overhaul a college program that trains hospitality workers, which is big news for a regional economy reliant on tourism, reports Ana Ley of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Stanford University has a gender problem, writes Katy Murphy for the San Jose Mercury News. “Of its full professors, a rarefied group with incredible power and influence over their respective fields, only 22 percent are women,” the story notes.

The Veterans Affairs Department, already reeling from accusations of mismanagement, is faulted in this stinging Politico story by Kimberly Hefling for doing little to safeguard the millions of dollars in post-9/11 GI Bill funds.

Liz Bowie of The Baltimore Sun explores the reasons why a growing number of key players in Baltimore are calling for the city’s schools superintendent to resign.

A plan to improve the quality of schools in Atlanta requires closing several campuses that were succeeding in educating students, explains Molly Bloom of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While the plan makes sense to some, others question the logic. 

From Timothy Chipp of the Abilene Reporter News comes this story about a literacy teacher who leads classrooms in the Texas prison system, including maximum-security facilities.

Ben Wermund of the Houston Chronicle explores a new roadmap unveiled by officials at the University of Texas that is meant to fundamentally alter how campus officials handle sexual assault cases. Chief among the lessons is a detailed look at the role trauma plays in recalling events. 

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