Member Stories

Jan. 4 – 11
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

Something crucial is missing when the academic year starts in some of America’s largest school systems — a full slate of full-time teachers. Chalkbeat’s Matt Barnum requested and examined data and explains what it all means for students.

 

Theresa Harrington of Ed Source explains a school’s push to boost the quality of students’ writing in an effort that spans every class, including P.E.

 

The Palm Beach Post’s Sonja Isger writes about a chorus director so loved by his students that they sang holiday songs to him for hours while he lay unconscious in his hospital bed, not far from death.

 

Legislation working through the South Dakota legislature would limit the use of physical restraints and seclusion of students, Megan Raposa reports for the Argus Leader.

 

In Collier County, Florida, 124 sex offenders live near traditional and charter public schools — three of them less than 1,000 feet from a campus, according to analysis from Annika Hammerschlag of the Naples Daily News.

 

Shelby Webb details for the Houston Chronicle how students and staff reunited at one elementary school for the first time this school year after Hurricane Harvey flooded their building.

 

A viral video showing a student’s racist rant drew national attention to a California high school — and confirmed racism some students say is commonplace, reports Anita Chabria and Diana Lambert of The Sacramento Bee.

  

Sharon Noguchi of the Bay Area News Group examines the slow realization that sexual assault and harassment happens on elementary and secondary school campuses, and that teens are more likely to be victims.

Caroline Bauman of Chalkbeat highlights a Memphis elementary school, led by a trio of black men, that is making stronger connections with students.

Education Week shares “10 Big Ideas in Education” — opinion writing and analysis about topics such as student engagement, teacher diversity, and student homelessness.

Rising employee pension costs are eroding efforts to ensure California’s neediest schools get more equitable funding and resources, Claudia Meléndez Salinas reports for the Monterey Herald.

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