August 25 – 31
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week
Writing for the Atlantic, Linda K. Wertheimer examines the curriculum being used to explore a topic many teachers would prefer to avoid: the recent surge of white nationalism.
EducationDive’s Linda Jacobson looks at ways administrators are aiming for balance between addressing racial disparities while still supporting teachers in reducing suspensions.
For EdSurge, Sydney Johnson reports on the structural reasons why 60 percent of students at the University of Alaska required developmental coursework over the last 10 years.
Paige Cornwell of the Seattle Times has a close look at some of the aspects of Washington State’s plans for implementing ESSA.
Emily Hanford and APM Reports present an ambitious project explaining the causes and effects of rural schools’ ongoing vacancies, and a nationwide lack of black teachers.
Tawnell Hobbs of the Wall Street Journal digs into the Qatar Foundation, which gave $30.6 million over the past eight years to several dozen schools from New York to Oregon, supporting initiatives to create or encourage the growth of Arabic programs, including paying for teacher training, materials and salaries.
The Associated Press‘ Maria Danilova explores the debate surrounding whether computers help or hurt the work of teachers.
Catherine Gewertz reports for Education Week on the states facing the prospect of lowering their graduation rates under ESSA.
Larry Gordon of EdSource looks California’s proposals for simplifying its distribution of more than $2 billion in grants and other aid to 400,000 students.
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