Member Stories

April 6 – April 11
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

Two students in a Holocaust history class were killed during the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Now Holocaust Remembrance Day has a deeply personal meaning for their teacher and classmates, Mark Keierleber reports for The 74.

 

Justin Murphy details for the Democrat & Chronicle how the recent death of a teen with autism — who wandered away from school unnoticed — symbolizes a broader special education crisis.

 

The News & Observer’s T. Keung Hui explores how a Raleigh, North Carolina, elementary school and its PTA drew national attention — and a conservative backlash — over a handout about white privilege sent home with students. 

 

The Courier Journal’s Mandy McLaren explains the growing fissure among protesting Kentucky educators, with some calling for sickouts and others urging caution. 

 

Educators and law enforcement are scrambling to balance school safety and justice when investigating online threats, reports Stacy Teicher Khadaroo for The Christian Science Monitor.

 

Which Texas high schools pay teachers best? Alternative schools, according to data analysis from The Dallas Morning NewsEva-Marie Ayala

 

Eric Kelderman of The Chronicle of Higher Education explains how a legal agreement between the U.S. Department of Education and a tiny San Francisco school might indicate the agency’s waning interest in regulating for-profit colleges.

The state board of education in New Jersey revoked teaching licenses from 76 teachers — 33 of them accused of sexual misconduct or convicted in sex-related cases, according to Kelly Heyboer’s reporting and analysis for NJ.com.

  

San Antonio Express-NewsSilvia Foster-Frau reports that the Texas Supreme Court rejected a former junior high school coach’s same-sex harassment lawsuit because there was no proof the alleged harasser was gay. 

Alina Tugend of The New York Times takes a close look at how the nonprofit Goodwill Industries International is setting a new standard for adult education with its Exel schools.

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