Member Stories

Jan. 25 – Jan. 31
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

For The Hechinger Report, Matt Krupnick examines how a cultural divide between farmers and educators is contributing to a widening skills gap in rural communities.

As fallout from the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School continues, Florida’s new governor is exploring what action he can take against Broward County school board members, report Susannah Bryan, Scott Travis, and Skyler Swisher of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

For The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Rosana Hughes and Meghan Mangrum report on a lawsuit alleging that a local university failed in its handling of two sexual assault cases.

Despite a potential teachers’ strike looming, the Oakland school board voted Monday to close the first of up to 24 schools in the next five years, reports Theresa Harrington for EdSource.

In Oklahoma City, parents are skeptical of a proposal to transition to a fifth-through-eighth-grade middle school model, reports Jennifer Palmer for Oklahoma Watch.

The Commerical Appeal’s Jennifer Pignolet examines a plan to provide every Memphis student with a laptop or tablet.

Despite growing tensions between Canada and China, Edmonton Public Schools struck a deal with an organization that has ties to the Chinese government, reports Janet French for the Edmonton Journal.

The new chairman of the U.S. House education committee vowed last week to protect a student loan forgiveness program for public servants, reports Natalie Gross for Military Times.

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