Member Stories

Dec. 7 – Dec. 13
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Missed warning signs. Conflicting responses. A lack of empathy. Education Week’s Benjamin Herold examines the deep rift between Parkland’s grieving community and its school district in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

Houston has little to show for the millions of dollars spent to improve teacher quality, writes Jacob Carpenter for The Houston Chronicle

A growing number of school districts are limiting or outright banning homework,reports The Wall Street Journal’s Tawnell Hobbs. 

Adeshina Emmanuel of Chalkbeat puts a face to the issue of literacy then digs deeper, examining other factors ranging from intergenerational poverty to insufficient interventions from educators.

In Florida, school districts are hiding crimes that take place on campus, according to a new investigation by Scott Travis and John Maines for the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The Christian Science Monitor’s Stacy Teicher Khadaroo travels back to her hometown to examine the forces contributing to the resegregation of public schools.

Students with disabilities are pushing back against a university’s plan to end a unique campus program, reports Bill Schackner of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

To support first-generation college students, universities are experimenting with new parent-engagement strategies, as EWA Reporting Fellow Bekah McNeel details for Texas Public Radio

A lawsuit filed this week in Denver alleges that one student’s attempts to report being raped were met with inaction and belittlement, writes Elizabeth Hernandez for The Denver Post.

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