Member Stories

Feb. 9 – Feb. 15
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

In this Des Moines Register feature, Kathy Bolten looks at the plight of parents who are mortgaging their future for their children’s higher education through federal parent loans. 

 

Marta Jewson of The Lens reports that the last of the New Orleans’ traditional public schools are set to close or convert to charters. 

 

Alumni and community members rally around a student who was threatened with expulsion over a Planned Parenthood sticker at a Connecticut Catholic school, writes Emilie Munson of Greenwich Time

 

Timothy Pratt kicks off a series for 100 Days in Appalachia following the lives of DACA recipients who live amid the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

 

One year ago The Oregonian began investigating decades of sexual misconduct claims towards a veteran Portland teacher. Bethany Barnes provides an update – the school board admits it retaliated against a substitute teacher who spoke out. 

 

Megan Burks at KPBS profiles a tenacious parent who is engaging with school leaders, lawyers, politicians, and the media in her fight to get transitional kindergarten programs back in her community. 

 

From The Wall Street Journal’s Tawnell Hobbs: Enrollment in online schools continues to grow, and questions about their effectiveness are also on the rise.

  

Wisconsin colleges are seeing an uptick in emotional support animals on campus as schools work to improve mental health services for students, writes Samantha Hernandez via The Green Bay Press Gazette

Dylan Peers McCoy at Chalkbeat reports that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a secret visit to an Indianapolis charter school.  

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