Member Stories

December 7 – 14
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

An apartment complex in Atlanta is providing a free after-school program as an amenity to help promote stability in a largely immigrant community, reports Linda Jacobson for Education Dive. 

 

The Democrat and Chronicle’s Justin Murphy investigates the $300,000 deal between a New York charter school and a real estate firm that allegedly has ties to a reclusive Turkish mogul. 

 

Amid debate over college mascots, San Diego State revives its indigenous Aztec language course, reports Megan Burks via KPBS

 

Idaho students discuss their future plans as part of an ongoing look at the state’s college-admissions goal, from Kevin Richert of Idaho EdNews

 

Students open up about their struggles with anxiety and how college campuses can help, from The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Julia Schmalz.

 

Annika Hammerschlag of the Naples Daily News returns to a Florida classroom where students have been penpals with peers from Sandy Hook over the past five years. 

 

A budget overhaul in the cash-strapped Indianapolis district was supposed to make school funding more equitable for low-income families. But extra support for magnet schools appears to contradict that goal, reports Dylan Peers McCoy of Chalkbeat Indiana. 

  

Jennifer Pignolet of the Commercial Appeal covers the investigation of an intensive effort by a Tennessee high school to boost student athletes’ grades to make them eligible to play college sports. 

Three Chicago high schoolers combined history and rap for a ‘Hamilton’-worthy performance, writes Rafael Guerrero for the Chicago Tribune.

 

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