April 8-April 14
What we're reading by EWA members this week
An adorable story about science and healthy eating comes our way via Christine Sampson of the East Hampton Star. A student shows that a school sandwich is not unlike other fast-food meals that don’t spoil after being left out for weeks.
Teachers to students: Say no to a life of teaching. A revealing story written by Alexis Huicochea of the Arizona Daily Star.
Claudia Meléndez assembles actionable tips for parents and educators on how to support healthy social media habits for teens and tweens. This story appears in The Monterey Herald.
“Local unions, employers and technical high schools are joining forces to urge more young women to stick with the trades,” reports Kirk Carapezza of WGBH.
Sharon Noguchi explores the fierce dialogue within the Asian-American community in the Bay Area’s most demanding high schools about balancing academic rigor and supportive mental initiatives after suicides rocked the community. The San Jose Mercury News ran this story.
Pirates of the digital seas: Unauthorized copies of books produced by university presses have swelled in number recently, which could hurt sales and lead to fewer academic publications. Goldie Blumenstyk has this story in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Nearly all the North Carolina students enrolled in a state voucher program attend religious schools. A case of church-and-state violations or institutions of faith helping out the taxpayer – Ann Doss Helms of The Charlotte Observer considers both sides.
Shea Drake analyzes the consequences to the local higher-education community in southern Louisiana following planned cuts to a popular state-funded college scholarship. This story appears in StMaryNow.com
John R. Roby of the Press & Sun-Bulletin observes that districts in New York state are loath to merge, despite the financial benefits.
Want to see your stories in this list? Tweet a link with hashtag #TellEWA
Not an EWA member? Join!