Member Stories

August 25-September 1
Highlighting some of our favorite stories by EWA members this week

A tribal school in Puyallup, Washington, is no longer accepting students who are not registered with a Native American tribe, meaning many children who intended to return to the K-12 campus this school year will have to seek an education elsewhere, Debbie Cafazzo of The News Tribune reports.

 

Student debt relief companies “cash in on confusion,” charging borrowers hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars in fees for services they could get for free, Teddy Nykiel and Victoria Simons write for NerdWallet.

 

Reporting for StateImpact Ohio, Michelle Faust tells of a summer school program that aims to bridge the educational gap for children of migrant agricultural workers, who may attend three different schools in one year. 

 

David Jesse of the Detroit Free Press writes of the strings attached to a $40 million gift to Wayne State University. These include a stipulation that the college consult with the givers, Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owners Mike and Marian Ilitch, on matters of curriculum.

 

Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education dives into the changing world of the college cheating industry, where students — “first-years and transfers overwhelmed by the curriculum, international students with poor English skills, lazy undergrads with easy access to a credit card … nurses, teachers, and government workers too busy to pursue the advanced degrees they’ve decided they need” — are hiring people to take entire classes for them.

 

WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn interviews the founders of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based group Profound Gentlemen about the successes of their first year providing professional development and other types of support to black male teachers with an eye on improving the retention rates of men of color in the education field. 

 

“Student-athletes at Tiffin University soon will wear headphones, not just helmets,” Vanessa McCray starts a recent story for The Blade about a Division II private school that’s adding competitive video gaming as a sport. 

 

In an open carry state, should voters be allowed to take their guns inside a polling place — even if they’re casting their ballots at a school? Jason Moon of NHPR reports on a recent statewide debate.

 

A new study out of Columbia University shows public college graduates fare better in the job market and have less student debt than their peers who attended private universities. Kim Clark has more on the findings for Money.

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