Member Stories

June 23 – June 30
Here's what we're reading by EWA members.

In Florida, some university presidents receive bonuses equaling their annual salaries for staying on the job past a few years, reports Gabrielle Russon of the Orlando Sentinel.

Important questions from Goldie Blumenstyk of The Chronicle of Higher Education: “What, if anything, should students be told about the judgments institutions are making about them from the data footprints they’re leaving behind? Should companies be able to profit from that data? And should students have the right to opt out of being monitored?”

Meghin Delaney of the Bradenton Herald details a program that “aims to put money in students’ pockets each summer as they work with custodians to clean the schools.” Students also take academic and other classes during the day.

Eric Weddle of WFYI describes the cash and sweat equity needed to improve a school that was recently the worst in Indianapolis. One theme: It’s not just the money made available, but how the school spends it.

Lax authorizers and 30,000 more seats than there are students makes Detroit a wild market for charter schools – and little academic quality to show for it. Kate Zernike of The New York Times offers this story.

“The end of busing in Indianapolis: 35 years later, a more segregated school system calls it quits” – a story by Shaina Cavazos of Chalkbeat Indiana. 

An office in the Chicago school system credited with finding the city $24 million in additional relief for low-income students and the schools that serve them may be axed to close a budget hole, reports Melissa Sanchez of Catalyst Chicago.

Alexandra Pannoni writes for U.S. News & World Report on three answers for parents with sexual consent lessons in high school. “As high-profile sexual assault cases continue to make headlines, high schools teach about consent,” the story begins.

“Decades of studies have demonstrated that black and Latino students are far less likely than their peers to get access to advanced programs that prepare them for college,” writes Eva-Marie Ayala for The Dallas Morning News.

Grace Tatter of Chalkbeat Tennessee displays impressive public-records analysis skills in showing the months of missteps that led up to Tennessee’s disastrous online testing debut.

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