Member Stories

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

Marta Jewson writes for The Lens on the reasons behind one elementary school’s closure, as a group strives to convert New Orleans’ last five traditional public schools to charters.


Julie Chang and Dan Hill of the Austin American-Statesman examine the political divide among Texas Republicans on the issue of school choice in rural areas.


Jane Hammond for the Daily Press examines student safety on college campuses throughout Virginia, as the 10th anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting approaches.


Chalkbeat’s Dylan Peers McCoy examines the effects of Indiana’s voucher program as low test scores have cost 16 schools the right to accept new vouchers.


Kyra Gurney of the Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade teachers face one the toughest markets in the nation for matching rent to salaries.


Alexandria Neason of the Village Voice breaks down the specifics of New York State’s plan to waive tuition fees for some students at public colleges in the state.


The Portland Press Herald’s Noel Gallagher speaks with a local middle schooler who is making waves nationwide in her fight against what the ACLU calls a “disparately enforced” dress code.


Writing for The Hechinger Report, Tara Garcia Mathewson walks through the process of covering—or at least attempting to cover—for absent teachers in schools with very limited financial resources.


Emily Hanford of the APM Reports podcast series Educate speaks with Sarah Garland, executive editor of The Hechinger Report, about New York’s Excelsior Scholarship, and what it doesn’t cover. 


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