Member Stories

August 18 – 24
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

 Valarie Honeycutt Spears of the Lexington Herald Leader reports on the Eastern Kentucky school districts struggling to keep the doors open after taking hits of $1 million or more in a year from a combination of economic and demographic factors. 


Anna Burlson spoke with students at Weber State University for the Standard-Examiner as they prepare for another school year with optimism and hope.


Marta Jewson of The Lens NOLA checks in a year later with two school districts that announced they were “proactively” coming up with a plan to test water supplies for lead.


Sasha Aslanian and Catherine Winter of the Educate podcast follow six undocumented college students, all beneficiaries of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, who share stories of challenges, hopes and fears as they make their way through college.


Chalkbeat’s Laura Faith Kebede introduces us to the Memphis educator leading the charge to take down her city’s Confederate monuments.


Alexandra Pannoni of U.S. News answers the questions families considering vocational programs for their teens should be asking.


Theresa Harrington has the story for EdSource of the native Spanish speakers who are the focus of specialized training in many districts across California to meet the increased demand for bilingual teachers.


Arika Herron of The Indianapolis Star reports on several efforts underway to get more girls interested in science and math careers.


Alan Richard offers his opinions to The Hechinger Report: Can we trace the roots of Charlottesville to school segregation?


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