Member Stories

Jan. 12 – 18
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

Portland Public Schools has cut ties with a special education teacher who was on leave for alleged misconduct — two years after a district administrator declared him a danger to students and paid him to resign, reports Beth Slovic of the Portland Tribune.

 

In an investigation for the Tampa Bay Times, Marlene Sokol reveals serious concerns about the substitute teacher ranks for Hillsborough County schools, including reports of some sleeping on the job and making inappropriate comments to students.

 

Jennifer Palmer of Oklahoma Watch reports that many Oklahoma private schools that accept tax-credit tuition scholarships flout a requirement to have policies prohibiting discrimination.

 

The Christian Science Monitor’s Stacy Teicher Khadaroo describes the push from parents and students to boost awareness of sexual harassment and violence affecting students in elementary and secondary schools.

 

Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Samantha Hernandez’s examination of student discipline data unveils stark racial disparities in the suspension rates for Wisconsin’s Green Bay school district.

 

Jessica Bakeman of WLRN details plans to open a KIPP charter school in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. The news comes as local leaders had questions about the lackluster performance of a KIPP charter school in Jacksonville.

 

The University of Missouri hopes to be more accessible and could win over its doubters with a major facelift to a program that offers everything from financial planning classes to a pilot effort aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic, Ashley Jost reports for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

  

Karen Herzog explains in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel why leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are looking to Georgia State for ways to boost retention and graduation rates for at-risk students.

The Dallas Morning NewsEva-Marie Ayala describes a local businessman’s idea to offer children living in poverty an experience similar to that of elite boarding schools.

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