Member Stories

June 23 – 29
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

The Rivard Report’s Bekah McNeel explains that while changes to the funding formula are the ultimate goal for most public school advocates in Texas, some districts are not waiting around for legislative relief.


Valarie Honeycutt Spears writes for the Lexington Herald Leader about the Kentucky middle school chorus teacher whose recent coming-out as bisexual lent comfort to some of his LGBT students, but also cost him his job.


EdSource’s Mikhail Zinshteyn reports that California’s central and eastern regions are home to millions of potential college students who could make the difference between the state boasting a thriving economy – or not. 


Alex Granados of EducationNC has the latest on a bill that would open up the educator preparation system in the state to organizations other than universities, bringing big changes to the way the state trains teachers. 


The team at EdBuild created an engaging interactive outlining examples of how communities across the country have seceded or are attempting to secede from their school districts. 


Kevin Richert expands for Idaho Ed News on the finding that high school juniors in the state are more likely to miss the two “college-readiness” benchmarks on the SAT than hit both of the minimum score requirements.


Stacy Teicher Khadaroo of the Christian Science Monitor asks the question: are basic recall and reasoning skills not enough to help today’s students thrive in a future job market?


APM Reports’ Educate Podcast explores competency-based learning through a state law that says Maine high school students have to prove they have mastered specific skills to get a diploma.


Jon Marcus of the Hechinger Report finds that there are 2.4 million fewer college students in the United States than there were just six years ago, meaning many institutions will likely have to work much harder to fill seats.


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