Aug 16 – Aug 22
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week
The 74’s Mark Keierleber examines the surreal journey of Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico’s former education secretary now facing charges in a federal corruption probe.
For the Washington Monthly, Anne Kim raises questions about the growing trend of summer “pre-college” programs at the nation’s most prestigious universities.
After a series of college admissions scandals, some schools are considering deeper changes to make admissions more equitable, reports Stacy Teicher Khadaroo for The Christian Science Monitor.
The Las Vegas Review Journal’s Amelia Pak-Harvey provides an update on a looming strike by Las Vegas teachers.
In an effort to boost grad rates of first-generation students, some schools are finding new ways to engage their parents, reports Aaron Cantu for The Hechinger Report.
For WAMU, Jenny Abamu breaks down the relationship between the Chinese government and the University of Maryland’s Confucius Institute.
As new social studies standards go into effect in Texas, a debate over how to teach the Civil War rages on, reports the Texas Observer’s Silas Allen.
For WNYC, Sharon Lurye reports how a student dealing with family separation, as a result of the U.S. travel ban, manages high school.
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