Member Stories

Feb. 16 – Feb. 22
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

School shootings dominated headlines this week, including a Wall Street Journal spread dedicated to decades of victims, shared by Tawnell Hobbs.

 

From the teacher’s POV, Education Week’s Madeline Will examines the fear that accompanies school lockdown drills in the wake of the Florida shooting. 

 

Claire Lowe follows a local high school walkout staged in solidarity with victims and survivors of the Parkland mass shooting, for The Press of Atlantic City

 

EWA Reporting Fellow Sarah Butrymowicz of The Hechinger Report examines the bold experiment in school choice going on in New Zealand – where the notion of “neighborhood” schools has been replaced by unfettered choice for families.  

 

Back stateside, a lawsuit challenging Connecticut magnet schools’ racial quotas alleges minority discrimination, reports Matthew Kauffman of The Hartford Courant 

 

Lindsay Ellis of The Houston Chronicle reports that Texas A&M will withdraw from University of Houston’s hurricane research center, citing funding conflicts in seeking federal disaster aid. 

 

Charlottesville Today’s Josh Mandell writes that local daycare centers will begin instituting fingerprint-based background checks to comply with new federal guidelines. 

  

Julia Schmalz profiles a young college couple whose immigration status is in jeopardy for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jane Hammond writes in The Daily Press: Hampton High School educators help a Virginia high schooler stay on track after spine surgery. 

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