Member Stories

December 15 – 21
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Matt Kauffman of the Hartford Courant uses data to examine some schools’ ongoing struggles to comply with a ruling on integration.

 

Tax-reform legislation headed to President Trump’s desk would hit the five highest-paid employees of nonprofit groups — including college presidents, chancellors, and coaches — with a 21 percent tax on annual compensation in excess of $1 million. Adam Harris and Dan Bauman of The Chronicle of Higher Education detail the potential impact.

 

Shelly Conlon of the Waco Tribune-Herald examines how, in the Bible Belt of Texas, churches are a key link to community support for public schools. 

 

Amid an investigation into unwarranted grade changes at Memphis high schools, a principal was fired and the Shelby County district is halting the use of “grade floors,” reports Laura Faith Kebede of Chalkbeat

 

An unqualified instructor taught students in Southwestern Community College’s electrical technology program for two years, and now the Iowa Examining Board is reviewing the program and deciding whether additional oversight is needed, according to Kathy A. Bolten of the Des Moines Register.

 

The DeKalb County School District rehired a teacher who was ousted after students said she threatened them with deportation — just one of a number of human resource blunders the district made in its struggle to recruit and retain quality teachers, reports Marlon A. Walker of The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

 

Chicago Public Schools, a district that was majority black for half a century, now is becoming majority Latino. Kalyn Belsha details that trend for Chicago Reporter.

  

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Julia Schmalz highlights with words and pictures the Dreamers who recently converged on Capitol Hill to press lawmakers to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which is set to expire in March.

EdSource’s Ashley Hopkinson explains how San Mateo County in California is using summer programs for students in early grades and high-quality preschool to improve the reading skills of its children.

 

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