April 21 – April 27
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week
EdSource’s Mikhail Zinshteyn writes that both sides of the charter school debate are expecting another year of hearings over Senate Bill 808, a California bill that critics claim could lead to the shuttering of many charter schools.
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, writing for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, spoke with former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., who said it is “distressing” to see the current administration roll back policy initiatives put in place under President Obama.
Goldie Blumenstyk of The Chronicle of Higher Education found that 40 colleges had grant applications summarily rejected by the U.S. Department of Education for issues related to double-spacing rules, use of the wrong font, or other minor technical glitches.
Danielle Dreilinger reports for The Times-Picayune that Louisiana’s high school class of 2017 has been looking outside the state for colleges to attend due to 70 percent cuts to the state’s college scholarship program.
Kevin Richert, writing for Idaho Ed News, tracks the $16.1 million earmarked by the state for select teachers as “leadership premiums,” money that–in most cases–did not make its way to teachers.
Lauren McGaughy of the Dallas Morning News breaks down how the man who led the bin Laden raid is now leading the way in addressing campus sexual assault in the sprawling University of Texas system.
Melinda D. Anderson for The Atlantic looks at a new paper that examines the ways in which a student’s whiteness could explain the roots of the widely reported racial inequality in math scores.
EdSurge’s Tony Wan takes a dive into the education industry’s intricate dependence on Asian funding.
Lauren Camera of U.S. News & World Report finds that members of the original Berkeley Free Speech Movement in the 1960s say conservative firebrands like Milo Yiannapolous and Ann Coulter should be allowed to speak on campuses.
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