Member Stories

April 14-21
What we're reading by EWA members this week

Louis Llovio of the Richmond Times-Dispatch writes about an appeals court ruling in favor of a transgender Virginia teen that could have implications for public restroom laws across the country.


Deepa Fernandes of KPCC reports that Los Angeles County will lose about 11,000 preschool seats in June — an annual economic toll of nearly $600 million, according to a new analysis released by the Institute for Child Success.


Janel Davis of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution examines crime stats on college campuses in the area, finding that “students are safer from violent crime than the average Georgian,” despite a recent increase in the publicity of shootings and other incidents. 


Christine Sampson of The East Hampton Star writes about a New York district’s first bilingual school board meeting, which comes after allegations at previous meetings that the district was not doing enough to meet the needs of its Latino population. 


Kirk Carapezza of WGBH reports that Michigan universities have found an unlikely advocate for more state funding in Patrick Doyle, the CEO of Domino’s Pizza.


Danielle Dreilinger of The Times-Picayune analyzes the 2013-14 salaries of New Orleans charter school employees. At least 63 employees made more than $100,000, she reports, and the average teacher made about $40,000 to $53,000.


Melissa Bailey of STAT paints a picture of what “school” looks like for kids at Boston Children’s Hospital, where students are in their pajamas and teachers may have to wear masks. 


Leslie Postal of the Orlando Sentinel uses data from Florida’s Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program and writes that there was one bonus-winning teacher for every 954 students in high-poverty schools, and one for every 398 students from more affluent homes. 


Kendi Anderson of the Times Free Press covers the closure of a Title I elementary school in rural Tennessee that earned a Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education last year and has been the “pillar” of its community for over a century. 

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