Member Stories

January 26-February 2
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

In the Indiana University system, about 150 students, 100 faculty and staff and 160 prospective students have been affected by President Trump’s controversial travel ban, Peter Balonon-Rosen reports for StateImpact Indiana.


In a story for USA Today, Greg Toppo and Mark Nichols write about the rarity of black teachers in public schools. They explain: “The dilemma is, in part, a little-known and unintended legacy of the Brown decision. Because most white communities in the 1950s and 1960s preferred white teachers over black ones, court-ordered desegregation often ended the teaching careers of black educators.”


Beth Kassab and Leslie Postal of the Orlando Sentinel offer insight into U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos’s monetary contributions to typically “low-key, low-budget” school board races in Florida, which “highlight how willing she has been to use money to influence education policy far outside her home state of Michigan.”


Writing for the School Library Journal, Linda Jacobson describes what social emotional learning looks like in action at schools across the country. 


The Associated Press digs into EdBuild’s proposed transformation to school funding in Mississippi. It’s a state “dogged by poverty and racial inequality,” Jeff Amy reports.


President Trump’s first 100 days in office are fodder for a new “Presidential Elections and Transitions” political science course at Southern Connecticut State University. Linda Conner Lambeck of the Connecticut Post has the details. 


How did a school that handed out 2,033 Fs in 2014 boost its on-time graduation rate to reach 94 percent? Betsy Hammond has the answer for The Oregonian. 


Kate Murphy of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that four area college training programs, including an art school and cosmetology program, are failing their graduates, according to federal education data. 


Though California adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010, many schools are still ill-equipped to implement them, Theresa Harrington reports for EdSource.

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