Member Stories

January 12-19
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

“While Trump spoke of his desire to reinvest in rural America, most of his education policy has had an urban focus,” Ben Felder writes for The Oklahoman in a story that’s part of a series leading up to the inauguration.

 

Kate Murphy of the Cincinnati Enquirer interviews the sexual assault survivor whose case launched a federal investigation of how the University of Cincinnati handles reports of sexual assault.

 

Education Week’s Corey Mitchell and Alex Harwin examine the student demographics and segregation in schools across the country that are named for President Obama and the first lady.

 

Why did the Texas Education Agency give C’s and D’s on its statewide grading system to the same schools it nominated for the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award? Holly Hacker has answers in a story for The Dallas Morning News. 

 

A state budget crisis in Missouri could put the state’s 10-year-old tuition cap law in jeopardy, Ashley Jost and Celeste Bott of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.

 

An Illinois school cancelled classes for two days after a highly contagious stomach virus spread “like wildfire” and 800 students called in sick. Rafael Guerrero of the Elgin Courier-News has the details.

 

A new school funding formula proposed in Mississippi would mean that ”some struggling public schools in Mississippi could see more money, while certain affluent districts could see less,” Bracey Harris reports for The Clarion-Ledger.

 

Annie Martin of the Orlando Sentinel interviews undocumented students in Florida who are worried about what could happen if the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is revoked under the new administration. 

 

In a story for the Chicago Reporter, Kalyn Belsha gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the sales of vacant school buildings have affected the surrounding communities.

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