April 27 – May 3
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.
In suburban Illinois, vocational training is getting fresh attention — and funding, writes Rafael Guerrero of The Courier News.
Reporting for Colorado Public Radio, Jenny Brundin looks at allegations of misconduct and abuse against a teacher at a public school for the arts.
A Portland Public Schools administrator abruptly resigned after Bethany Barnes of The Oregonian questioned her claim of having earned a doctorate at the London School of Economics.
The Rivard Report’s Emily Donaldson looks at the shortage of women leaders in Texas school districts.
Wilborn P. Noble III reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune on families demanding a state audit of a common application system used to assign students to preferred schools.
Dipping into rainy day funds to pay for programs and personnel can be risky for school districts, writes the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Jennifer Pignolet.
EdSurge’s Jenny Abamu digs into a Georgia school district’s big investment in personalized learning that hasn’t yielded much payoff.
A plan to tap nonprofits to help bolster struggling schools is causing tension between the public and private sectors, reports Shelby Webb of the Houston Chronicle.
The Arizona Republic’s Richard Cano covers the fallout from teacher strikes and budget battles in the Grand Canyon State.
EdSource’s Larry Gordon examines a new plan to better prepare California’s freshmen for the rigors of college-level writing.
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