Member Stories

Mar. 1 – Mar. 7
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

In what some are calling “The Trump Effect,” an increasing number of students are considering H.B.C.U.s and single-sex colleges, reports Alina Tugend of The New York Times.

As New York City seeks to diversify its prestigious high schools, some see an opportunity to challenge affirmative action before the U.S. Supreme Court, writes Mark Keierleber for The 74.

WFYI’s Eric Weddle explores the promise of school turnaround and the effects of a state takeover at two Indianapolis schools.

For AL.com, Trisha Crain digs into the nuances of Alabama’s teacher shortage and the state’s efforts to find solutions.

In the wake of strikes, states across the U.S. are considering measures to raise teacher pay, reports Tawnell Hobbs of The Wall Street Journal.

Charter schools make up an outsized share of the number of public schools graduating less than half of their students, report Education Week’s Arianna Prothero and Alex Harwin.

In Indiana, two virtual charter schools face the possibility of closure as the state investigates ‘extremely suspicious’ use of special education funds, report Chalkbeat’s Stephanie Wang and Shaina Cavazos.

For the Detroit Free Press, David Jesse examines the persistent gap between the graduation rate for low-income students and their higher-income peers.

What it’s like to be in a school marching band during Mardi Gras? NOLA.com’s Wilborn Nobles III reports from the vibrant streets of New Orleans to find out.

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