Member Stories

Jan. 18 – Jan. 24
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

In Parkland, Fla., administrators have denied a job to the mother of a victim of the 2018 school shootings. For the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Scott Travis examines the politics behind the move.

Thousands of black children attend schools named after segregationist politicians, writes Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa.

An Arizona legislator claimed he had been inundated with complaints from parents about a teacher’s political advocacy. Public records reveal he received just one email, reports Lily Altavena for the Arizona Republic.

The L.A. teachers’ strike was about more than just higher pay, write Nour Malas and Tawnell Hobbs for The Wall Street Journal. It was a battle over charter schools and the future direction of the nation’s second-largest district.

An Orlando Sentinel analysis shows disparities in who gets in to Florida’s top public universities, report Leslie Postal and Annie Martin.

For the Connecticut Post, Linda Lambeck examines what a requirement for high school students to complete a capstone project could look like.

Starting this year, college will be free for virtually all Cleveland school district graduates, reports Patrick O’Donnell for The Plain Dealer.

For The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Marlon Walker examines a pitfall in how Georgia tracks teachers who quit in the middle of the school year.

In Pennsylvania, a school board’s decision to remove the public comment period from meetings is raising legal and ethical questions, writes the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Matt McKinney.

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