Member Stories

Aug 2 – Aug 8
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

For NJ Advance Media, Kelly Heyboer and Adam Clark reveal how a web of red tape allows some teachers to work for years after they have been accused of serious misconduct.

A school in Georgia is under fire for a policy prohibiting hairstyles popular among black students, reports Marlon A. Walker for The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

The Texas Tribune’s Aliyya Swaby examines why many school districts are reluctant to partner with charter schools, despite encouragement from the state.

In Tennessee, as in most states, a student’s chance of encountering LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum is up to the discretion of districts, schools, and individual teachers, reports Kathryn Palmer for Chalkbeat.

For the Greensboro News & Record, Jessie Pounds profiles one teenager’s path from vaping addict to public health advocate.

California’s charter and private schools dramatically lag traditional public schools in the percentage of students vaccinated for contagious diseases, reports Diana Lambert for EdSource.

For The Christian Science Monitor, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo examines the increasing amount of student loan debt owed by older Americans. 

In Charlotte, WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn profiles a summer program that’s getting girls involved in STEM at an early age.

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