Member Stories

Dec. 14 – Dec. 20
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

To combat chronic absenteeism on this Native Indian reservation, educators ramp up expectations for students — and their families, reports The Arizona Republic’s Lily Altavena. 

Larry Gordon of EdSource profiles low-income college students who are mentoring each other through the often-challenging first year of school. 

Charter school networks are becoming more common in rural communities. Caroline Preston of The Hechinger Report looks at the opportunities and challenges. 

In Memphis, a new discipline policy is yielding mixed results, explains Chalkbeat’s Laura Faith Kebede. 

For last-minute holiday shoppers, KPBS San Diego’s Megan Burks serves up some book recommendations for young readers. 

How are teachers talking to students about authors who have been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct? Ashley Gross goes inside the classroom for KNKX Public Radio. 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Matthew McKinney reports that as medical marijuana flourishes in Pennsylvania, school districts are facing some messaging challenges with students. 

Julia Schmalz of The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles a nonprofit organization helping teen parents survive and thrive in college. 

In a team effort, The Columbian’s Katie Gillespie and Dahlia Bazzaz of The Seattle Times profile teachers of color in their communities. They also look at hurdles for Washington State’s efforts to diversify the educator workforce. 

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