Member Stories

Jan. 19 – 25
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

Megan Raposa of the Argus Leader (a 2017 EWA New to the Beat rookie) takes a close look at the educational opportunities for students growing up on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation. 

 

Writing for The Atlantic, Melinda Anderson explores how hiring biases could be holding back efforts to improve the number of teachers of color.  

 

With another take on classroom diversity, Maddie Will of Education Week examines Denver’s efforts to recruit Latino men to the teaching profession. 

 

Watchdog journalism is alive and well in Florida, where Leslie Postal of the Orlando Sentinel targets absenteeism — this time, by a school board member. 

 

Peter Balanon-Rosen, reporting for Marketplace, digs into the promise — and potential pitfalls – of dual-credit programs that let high schoolers take college courses. 

 

What happens when students owe money to the school cafeteria? Some of them are going hungry in Rochester, N.Y., reports Justin Murphy of the Democrat and Chronicle.

 

Florida teachers are struggling to recover financially after Hurricane Irma, explains WRLN’s Jessica Bakeman

  

From Jennifer Chambers of the Detroit News: White supremacist Richard Spencer will be allowed to speak at Michigan State University, campus officials say, noting that efforts to block him would likely lose in the courts. 

To curtail the lure of electronic devices, educators are banning, blocking, and negotiating with students to turn off — and tune in — during class, writes Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

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