Member Stories

July 14 – 20
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Bracey Harris of The Clarion-Ledger has the latest on the federal investigation into allegations that a school district discriminated against Hispanic students by retroactively changing their transcripts and schedules in a bid to make the students ineligible for state exams.

 
 

From the Virginia GazetteAmanda Williams discusses the concerns that led to the signing of a bill mandating schools test their water for unsafe levels of lead.


 

The Spokesman-Review’s Eli Francovich examines the challenges for ambitious first-generation college students to make it into, or stay in, college.


 

Shelby Webb of the Houston Chronicle profiles Texas teachers who take on summer jobs to help supplement their incomes. 


 

KCUR’s Elle Moxley explores why — and how — there are fewer high-school age students enrolled in public schools in Kansas City than there are in the elementary grades.


 

Melissa Korn of the Wall Street Journal explains that while Barber-Scotia College’s North Carolina campus has been on the market for five years, other historically black schools are responsible for paying down its loan.


 

Brightread’s Donnell Alexander spent some time with a book club to discover that the political divide between conservative kids and their immigrant friends disappears through frank conversation.


 

Theresa Harrington reports for EdSource about a possible ban on starting regular school classes earlier than 8:30 a.m. in all California middle and high schools.


 

Goldie Blumenstyk of the Chronicle of Higher Education writes that at a time when colleges are expanding online, the Mormon PathwayConnect is a model worthy of attention.


 

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