Member Stories

November 26 – December 2
Here's what we're reading by EWA members.

No More Snow Days

Madhu Krishnamurthy of the Daily Herald writes about a pilot program in three suburban Illinois districts that would allow students to do school work at home in case of snow or other emergencies. 

 

School Bus Fights

Toni Konz of WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky, reports that school bus drivers in Jefferson County have seen at least four fights per day since school began this year. Many teachers have resigned due to bad student behavior, and now bus drivers are starting to follow suit. 

 

Learning to Serve

Eva-Marie Ayala of The Dallas Morning News takes readers inside a private Christian school in Dallas, where service is an integral part of the students’ education. The campus doubles as a community center with an on-site daycare, a pediatric clinic and senior programs.

 

School Shuttle Makes a Difference

Meredith Kolodner of The Hechinger Report examines a dramatic boost in campus diversity at the College of Staten Island in the years since the school started a free shuttle service for students who live in other parts of New York City.

 

Wanted: 10,000 Teachers

Kera Wanielista reports for the Skagit Valley Herald that with Washington state officials anticipating a need for up to 10,000 more kindergarten through third grade teachers in the next few years, school districts are “significantly worried.” 

 

What You Need to Know

Alexandra Pannoni of U.S. News & World Report lays out some of the challenges students might face if they decide to take Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses online. 

 

A New Work-Study Approach

Alia Malik of the San Antonio Express-News reports that Alamo Colleges and the University of Texas at San Antonio have started to include employment at local nonprofits on the list of jobs students in the federal work-study program can take.

 

Bilingual Education in the South

Dan Carsen of WBHM takes listeners inside an Atlanta charter school classroom, where young black and Latino students are learning to become bilingual. 

 

Education for Immigrants

Liz Bowie of The Baltimore Sun reports that Prince George’s County has launched two international highs schools designed to help immigrant students with little education get a diploma. 

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