July 12 – July 18
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week
Long a poster child for America’s prison problems, California’s prison system has developed a promising new educational approach that may serve as a blueprint for other states, reports Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.
In an investigation for EdSurge, Emily Tate examines a disturbing side of the thriving online English-tutoring market.
For The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sarah Brown reports that Alaska’s largest student financial aid programs have become victims of the state’s ongoing political chaos.
Facing a dire shortage of special education teachers, Atlanta-area districts are searching for new ways to entice the few available prospects, reports Marlon A. Walker for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Clothing once considered taboo is now permitted as more school districts relax student dress code policies, writes Tawnell Hobbs for The Wall Street Journal.
For the News & Observer, Dan Kane unravels the concerning ties between a University of North Carolina leader and his private business ventures.
Budget cuts in Louisville, K.y. have left schools without school resource officers, raising security concerns just weeks before the start of a new school year, report Mandy McLaren and Darcy Costello for the Courier Journal.
Struggles to improve Tennessee’s lowest-performing schools demonstrate the complex set of challenges facing turnaround districts, reports Chalkbeat’s Caroline Bauman.
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