April 28 – May 4
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week
Nine school districts in Michigan have signed a deal to delay potential state-ordered closures of 37 chronically low-performing schools. Chad Livengood of Crain’s Business Detroit dives into the details.
Vanessa de la Torre and Matthew Kauffman of the Hartford Courant uncover at least 10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted to a nationally acclaimed magnet school outside the blind lottery system.
Georgie Silvarole, writing for the Independent Mail, tells the stories of students who have had varying degrees of success in navigating Clemson University’s processes for reporting and investigating sexual assault.
David Bitton reports for the Stillwater News Press on the phenomenon of student teachers fleeing Oklahoma, which ranks 49th in the nation for average teacher pay, for higher-paying jobs elsewhere.
Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer digs into the long-awaited plan for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ boundary changes intended to break up intense concentrations of poverty at roughly 75 schools.
Maria Danilova of the Associated Press explores the education startups that are offering alternatives to the traditional college experience, options their founders say will produce a more relevant education for today’s job market at a lower price.
Chalkbeat’s Caroline Bauman reports on how Shelby County Schools are figuring out what to do with a mostly empty building that could have been a revitalized school.
Natalie Pate of the Statesman Journal looks into the proposed solution for one school district’s $21 million deficit that would use millions of dollars from Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System debt reserve fund.
The Orlando Sentinel’s Gabrielle Russon tells the tale of a University of Central Florida graduating senior who grew up in foster care and plans to celebrate the milestone with the Miami cop who supported him all along.
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