Member Stories

July 21-28
Some of our favorite stories by EWA members this week

Anne Holton, wife of vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, is “a power in her own right,” Louis Llovio of the Richmond Times-Dispatch writes of Virginia’s secretary of education. 


Lauren Camera of U.S. News & World Report takes a closer look at segregation in schools at a time when racial tensions — fueled by recent police killings of black men – are high across the country. 


For the first time since its founding in 1942, Fairfield University could have a non-Jesuit at the helm. Linda Conner Lambeck reports for the Connecticut Post that while school leaders like having a president from the Society of Jesus, they recognize the limitations of that qualification and are seeking “the right person for the role.”


In a story for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ty Tagami writes, “Georgians spend tens of millions of dollars a year on one of the biggest online schools in the nation, yet nearly every measure indicates the high-tech, online education model has not worked for many of its more than 13,000 students.”


Kelly Field starts her piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education by taking readers inside a high school prom on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation, where for the evening, students can escape crippling poverty and its social consequences, such as joblessness, addiction and abuse — ”at the heart of the worst educational outcomes in the country.”


How does a university’s elementary education program recover from a ranking labeling them one of the worst in the country? Kendi A. Rainwater has details for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. 


Amanda McElfresh of The Advertiser breaks down what the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act could mean for Louisiana, including more funds for professional development, teacher retention and arts education, as well as an opportunity to explore different educational models.


While historically black colleges and universities may have reputations of being conservative campuses, many are starting to cater to the LGBTQ community, Delece Smith-Barrow writes for U.S. News & World Report. 


The Statesman Journal’s Natalie Pate has a story about the Oregon School for the Deaf, the state’s only school that teaches entirely in American Sign Language.

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