Member Stories

February 23 – March 2
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Brian McVicar of Michigan Live spoke with parents facing some unsettling questions. For instance, if their children’s schools are closed because of poor academic performance, where would the kids go to get a better education? And, just as important, how would they get there?


EdSource’s Louis Freedberg and Theresa Harrington talk with education leaders in California who say the momentum in Common Core implementation there would be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse.


Jillian Berman from MarketWatch examines “every admissions officer’s worst nightmare”: sending out accidental mass admissions letters.


Aliyya Swaby writes for the Texas Tribune about why families of homeschooled students oppose public programs subsidizing private tuition.


While some lawmakers are pushing to arm school personnel to protect students, a growing number of educators are lobbying against bills to allow guns in school, Evie Blad reports for Education Week.


Natalie Pate of the Statesman Journal looks into a study on Oregon Promise, a state grant program that covers most tuition at Oregon community colleges, and the effect it may be having on first-generation students.


The Hechinger Report’s Jackie Mader finds that while general education teachers are teaching more students with disabilities, training programs may not be doing enough to prepare them to work with these students.


Writing for Education WeekFrancisco Vara-Orta​ explains a case unfolding now in which a superintendent is suing the school board in a dispute that is both professional and personal. 


 Vanessa McCray of the Toledo Blade checks in as Ohio joins Michigan and a growing number of states that require high school students to take a standardized admissions test in order to measure their readiness for college.


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