Member Stories

Jan. 25 – Feb. 1
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

Andrew Ujifusa and colleagues from Education Week are reporting from Puerto Rico — and its schools — about ongoing efforts to recover from devastation Hurricane Maria wreaked four months ago. 

 

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Megan Burks of KPBS examines San Diego Unified’s revamped sex ed. curriculum, which emphasizes consent and communication. 

 

Released in response to an explosive investigative story from NPR and WAMU,  a new report reveals that 1 in 3 D.C. high school students graduated against district policy, reports Kate McGee of WAMU.

 

In the pages of School Administrator, Timothy Pratt details the challenges journalists face in reporting on charter school performance and finances. 

 

KNKX’s Ashley Gross goes in-depth with educators from a Pennsylvania high school that has embraced restorative justice over punitive practices. 

 

A proposed tax credit program to provide private school scholarships to more students has reignited the debate over school choice in Kentucky, reports Mandy McLaren of the Louisville Courier-Journal

 

Laura Faith Kebede via Chalkbeat writes that Memphis elementary students are channelling MLK to protest the closing of their neighborhood grocery store.

 

From Ann Doss Helms of The Charlotte Observer: A private Christian school turned public charter will be scrubbing religion from the curriculum in exchange for $3 million in public funds – a first for North Carolina.

  

Survivors of sexual assault speak out against the “culture of silence” that Michigan State University has perpetuated across its campuses, writes David Jesse of The Detroit Free Press

Students of color struggle with a lack of teacher diversity in St. Louis classrooms, reports Kristen Taketa of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  

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