Member Stories

July 21 – 27
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

As AP test scores fall, Diana Lambert and Phillip Reese of the Sacramento Bee ask the question: are students ready for college-level coursework? 


Suzanne Pekow and the APM Reports team are back with a new episode of the Educate podcast, outlining the current school trend back towards segregation.


EdSource’s Theresa Harrington explores the division between some school choice advocates and those who back traditional public schools.


At Furr High School, teachers are using the summer to rethink ninth grade entirely, reports Laura Isensee of Houston Public Media.


CPR’s Jenny Brundin spoke with students at a different kind of school — the Cumbres & Toltec engineer and fireman school–that teaches adults the ins and outs of train operation.


Jamaal Abdul-Alim writes for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about an effort by DCPS  to use National Student Clearinghouse data to steer students toward colleges and universities where they are likely to succeed.


Reporting for the Commercial AppealJennifer Pignolet has the latest on the improvement of struggling charter schools in Memphis.


The Charlotte Observer’s Ann Doss Helms offers five reasons in favor of getting engaged with the local school board campaign.


Michael Vasquez writes for the Chronicle of Higher Education about one Florida lawyer’s unmet requests for information form the University of Florida, and what that says about the institution as a whole. 


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