Member Stories

March 23 – 30
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Natalie Pate reports for the Statesman Journal as the Oregon Education Association keeps the pressure on the state legislature to add money to the budget for education.


Justin Murphy and Erica Bryant of the Democrat and Chronicle discuss Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School, which has been plagued by teacher turnover and scandal.


David Jesse writes for the Detroit Free Press on the ripple effect felt across higher education following the criminal conviction of former Penn State University President Graham Spanier.


The Star Tribune’s Beena Raghavendran attended a Minneapolis officials’ visit to Chicago Public Schools to gather tactics to help employ social-emotional learning at schools back at home.


Lauren Camera reports for U.S. News & World Report on Betsy DeVos’ latest statement that the Department of Education is considering rejecting state’s accountability proposals if the plans do not include options that provide more resources for school choice.


Jennifer Pignolet of the Commercial Appeal digs into the potential factors that are influencing the University of Memphis’ declining applications from other countries.


Mackenzie Ryan writes for the Des Moines Register about a high school elective in which teens study some of the most controversial and politically charged issues of the day.


Education Week’s Catherine Gewertz explores how one school in Illinois is working to address racial and income disparities.


Katherine Long of the Seattle Times offers a profile of a Renton Technical College student who came to this country as a refugee and is now being honored as one of the top 20 students in the U.S. for academic achievement at a community or technical college.


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