Member Stories

August 4 – 10
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

KPPC’s Kyle Stokes reports that while vaccination rates in California schools reached an all-time high in the prior academic year, one subset of public schools still appears to be lagging behind: charter schools.


Jenny Rankin provides commentary for the L.A. Times on why 41% of teachers leave the profession within their first five years.


Stacy Khadaroo of the Christian Science Monitor writes that while the majority of top-tier universities maintain a strong commitment to diversity, new research has found that the percentage of competitive institutions publicly stating that they factor race into admissions has dramatically declined.


Jennifer Pignolet reports for the Commercial-Appeal on one local school district’s move to implement its first large-scale curriculum changes since 2013, affecting both math and reading and language arts for elementary and middle school.


Kyra Gurney has the story for the Miami Herald of one city considering paying $4.2 million to one highly-desirable school to designate seats just for the children of its residents.


ProPublica education editor Daniel Golden presents his research showing that college admissions officers tended to compare stellar Asian-American candidates to each other, rather than to the rest of the applicant pool, and usually move in favor of legacy scholars.


For The Atlantic, Zoë Kirsch and Mallory Falk have the poignant fifth installment in the audio series “What My Students Taught Me,” on one young teacher’s efforts to keep a 12-year-old in school.


ChalkBeat’s Julia Donheiser dives deep into why when it comes to school choice, options are more limited for Indiana’s LGBT students.


Tiffany Pennamon of Diverse Issues in Higher Education shares the findings of the recnet convening of Tribal College and University Presidents in Princeton, New Jersey.


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