Member Stories

February 9-16
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

For the San Antonio Express-News, Alia Malik speaks with families who still feel threatened by the shifting enforcement of immigration laws even after the San Antonio Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a resolution to protect their identities.


 

Mackenzie Ryan of the Des Moines Register details the race against the clock as Iowa union and school leaders are rushing to finalize employment contracts as collective bargaining legislation moves quickly through the Statehouse.


 

In Ohio, Mary Mogan Edwards of The Columbus Dispatch looks at the state’s rocky relationship with Title IX: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has opened gender-discrimination investigations at 13 colleges and universities since 2011.


 

Annie Martin of the Orlando Sentinel examines the warning signs that were missed before a school for children with autism had to close abruptly after its owners were charged with Medicaid fraud.


 

Colorado Public Radio’s Jenny Brundin explores a local experiment that speaks directly to a familiar debate in education circles: Does more money make schools better?


 

In the Wall Street Journal, Melissa Korn reports that some universities are reconsidering how much course credit they give students for passing AP exams.


 

Michael Reschke of the Herald Times breaks down the federal data showing that student loan default rates for Indiana University’s Bloomington campus reflect the national trends that are showing declines.


 

Carolyn Jones of EdSource takes a look at one program striving to keep low-income children reading books.


 

On Chicago Tonight, Brandis Friedman of WTTW explores what parents and teachers of special education children say they are fighting for as budget negotiations in the city move forward.


 

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