Member Stories

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

For and The Times Picayune, Wilborn Nobles III explores the complex state of school discipline reform in New Orleans where expulsions are down but suspensions are up. 

In project that took him from Oklahoma to England — and supported in part by an EWA Reporting Fellowship –  Ben Felder explores the promise of higher education programs in prisons in a series for The Oklahoman

ProPublica’s Jack Gillum and Jeff Kao investigate a questionable tool to improve school safety. 

An online charter schools operator is on the defensive after teachers allege they were pressured to manipulate enrollment data in order to improve employees’ bonus pay, reports Jennifer Palmer for Oklahoma Watch.

Amid an emotional battle over the future of a Michigan high school, the state’s governor has reached a tentative agreement with the local district that would avoid closing the struggling campus, reports Jennifer Chambers for The Detroit News.

For the Capital Times, Negassi Tesfamichael takes a deep dive into the history and uncertain future of school resource officers in Madison public schools.

In a joint project between NPR and affiliates, reporters offer a glimpse into the lives and challenges of five nontraditional college students.  

A Florida principal is under investigation after hundreds of students were given “placebo” Advanced Placement tests, reports Cassidy Alexander for The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Schools across the country are finding creative ways to change schools named after Confederate figures while minimizing costs, reports The Wall Street Journal’s Tawnell Hobbs.

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