Member Stories

July 6 – July 12
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Aditi Malhotra of The Teacher Project profiles a young refugee in Chicago struggling to finish school while supporting family back home.

A debate in New York City about high school admissions raises questions about how to define merit and fairness, writes Stacy Teicher Khadaroo and Harry Bruinius of The Christian Science Monitor.

Despite a law limiting suspensions for young students, Julie Chang of the Austin American-Statesman reports that the practice may still be widespread.

In Atlanta, where schools have long struggled with teacher turnover, new efforts are showing promise in reducing teacher vacancies, writes Marlon Walker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

An analysis by The Denver Post’s Elizabeth Hernandez shows that dozens of districts allow teachers to carry guns even while guidance on the practice remains limited.

For Houston Public Media, Laura Isensee searches for answers in the downfall of a high school struggling to stay open. 

An executive order by the Oklahoma governor is revealing the challenges of tracking where school finance dollars actually end up, reports Jennifer Palmer of Oklahoma Watch.

In Wisconsin, an unlikely alliance has formed to promote openness and understanding among students, writes Education Week’s Sasha Jones.

For the Star Tribune, Faiza Mahamud tells the story of a local student who’s become the first American to win a contest recognizing the best reciter of the Qur’an.

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