Member Stories

March 2 – March 8
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

Sarah D. Sparks begins an Education Week series on teaching students behind bars with a visit to Wyoming Girls School, a remote juvenile correctional facility. 

 

Dana Goldstein of The New York Times covers the end of the strike by West Virginia teachers–and their place in the larger history of teachers’ unions. 

 

Inspired by the West Virginia strike, Arizona teachers wore red to protest low pay that ranks 50th in the nation, report Ricardo Cano and Angel Mendoza via The Republic 

 

The University of Mississippi has placed plaques acknowledging its legacy of slavery, but students want more response to the current climate of racism, writes Delece Smith-Barrow for The Hechinger Report.

 

Parkland students’ first trip to the Florida statehouse was exhausting, but they remain determined to push through the political process, reports Jessica Bakeman via WLRN. 

 

Annika Hammerschlag follows the moms fueling junior robotics teams for Naples Daily News

 

A bill expanding school choice is moving through the New Hampshire legislature, but has gone largely unnoticed, according to Jason Moon of NHPR. 

Education Secretary Betsy Devos called for innovation in education in a surprise appearance at SXSW EDU, writes EdSurge’s Jeffrey R. Young and Sydney Johnson.

  

Meghan Mangrum of The Chattanooga Times Free Press asks why false alarms and hoaxes have increased in the wake of the Florida school shooting. 

In an effort keep students from leaving Detroit, the mayor is betting on a combined public-charter transportation plan, writes Chad Livengood of Crain’s Detroit Business.

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