Member Stories

Jan. 4 – Jan. 10
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Michael Vasquez asks: Has Duke University really turned a corner on the issue of sexual assault?

With the government shutdown in its third week, the chairman of the Senate education committee proposes a way out, reports Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa.

For The New York Times, Eliza Shapiro examines the growing popularity of Afrocentric schools.

With teachers in Los Angeles poised to strike, Education Dive’s Linda Jacobson examines the push for more community schools.

In the past five years, 120 Arizona colleges have closed. For The Arizona Republic, Rachel Leingang and Anne Ryman write about how displaced students choose to continue their education and recover financial losses.

For The Hechinger Report, Wayne D’Orio reports on a summer boot camp preparing first-generation college students and doing “pothole duty” to fill gaps in their knowledge before they attend top schools.

Over 90 percent of Cleveland children have been exposed to lead by the time they start kindergarten, putting them at risk for brain damage and posing a challenge for the teachers who educate them, reports Rachel Dissell for The Plain Dealer

In Tennessee’s state-run school district, one in four students are chronically absent. Chalkbeat’s Caroline Bauman examines promising efforts to keep kids in school.

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