Member Stories

Dec. 21 – Jan. 3
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

New insight into the misspending of $38 million at the University of Central Florida shows the university president was more involved in the controversy than previously thought, reports Annie Martin for the Orlando Sentinel.

For The Hechinger Report, Peggy Barmore reports from rural West Virginia, where district officials hope home visits for high schoolers will boost college attendance.

An incomplete and hazardous elementary school outside of Houston is at the center of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, reports Shelby Webb for The Houston Chronicle.

In Colorado, marijuana legalization was billed as a boon for public school coffers. The reality has been more complicated, write David Migoya and Jon Murray for The Denver Post.

For The Lens, Marta Jewson profiles a New Orleans school designed for kids with nowhere else to turn.

EdSource’s Diana Lambert reports from Paradise, California, where high school seniors try to salvage their final year after a devastating wildfire.

For the Saint Cloud Times, Jordyn Brown examines the challenges educators and health officials face in efforts to reduce teen vaping.

To combat a high turnover rate for first-year teachers, one Tennessee school district is pairing new teachers with mentors, writes Meghan Mangrum for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A proposal to close a Memphis high school is facing fierce resistance from affected residents, reports Jennifer Pignolet for the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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