Member Stories

July 13 – July 19
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

The Associated Press tracked nearly half a billion dollars that have flowed from philanthropies to charter school organizations, reports Sally Ho.

Rising national debt and a growing elderly population may force drastic cuts to federal programs that serve children, writes John Fensterwald for EdSource.

Education Week’s Madeline Will reports on the unprecedented wave of teachers running for political office.

In Cleveland, lead testing showed elevated levels of the harmful element in about one in ten tested children, writes Ashton Marra for StateImpact Ohio.

For The Hechinger Report, Wayne D’orio explores how one university could be a model for efforts to increase graduation rates for first-generation students.

A program in Texas used to cover the full cost of college tuition for low-income students. Now, it covers less than half, reports Eva-Maria Ayala of The Dallas Morning News.

The Houston Chronicle’s Shelby Webb reports from Santa Fe, Texas, where parents and school board members are debating a slate of controversial school security measures.

Michigan’s high dropout rate and low graduation rate for students with disabilities has the state singled out by the U.S. Department of Education, reports Jennifer Chambers of The Detroit News.

For the Austin American-Statesman, Melissa Tabaoda explains how a grading error penalized the city’s only black valedictorian.

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