Member Stories

July 19 – July 25
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Can increasing teachers’ pay solve the problem of teacher shortages? For The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Marlon A. Walker explains why there’s reason to be skeptical.

In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Eric Kelderman and Dan Bauman detail how a series of missteps have led one university to the brink of financial ruin.

A new Texas law that addresses student harassment of teachers has revived a debate over school discipline reform, reports The Texas Tribune’s Aliyya Swaby.

For The 74, Carolyn Phenicie examines the wide-ranging effects on rural schools when nearby nuclear power plants shut down. 

New Orleans will audit all high school students’ transcripts after a scandal involving alleged grade-fixing and error-filled transcripts left half of the seniors at one school ineligible to graduate, reports Marta Jewson for The Lens.

For the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bill Schackner examines why a growing number of small private colleges are at risk of closing.

New analysis of student loan debt reveals the challenges officials face when considering how to hold colleges more accountable for student success, reports Eva-Marie Ayala for The Dallas Morning News.

For The Hechinger Report, Kelly Field examines how top-down efforts to train teachers in culturally responsive practices can breed resistance.

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