Member Stories

March 30 – April 5
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week.

Moriah Balingit of The Washington Post shows how low pay and ballooning class sizes have left Oklahoma teachers in dire straits, fueling current calls for a strike.

 

Laura Pappano profiles the “privileged poor”— low-income first-generation students at elite colleges who must navigate the rocky transition across class lines — in an article for The Hechinger Report

 

Amid falling third-grade reading scores across Michigan, Lenawee County educators are promoting early childhood literacy, writes The Daily Telegram’s Kate Mitchell in a two-part special report.

 

 

An analysis by Brandon Quester of inewsource and Megan Burks of KPBS public radio in San Diego finds that magnet schools in a local school district disproportionately benefit the area’s white, affluent families, deepening racial lines. 

 

Emily Donaldson at The Rivard Report asks: Where are all the female superintendents in San Antonio? 

 

More than a third of college students struggle with food and housing insecurity, Vanessa Romo reports for NPR

WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn visits a North Carolina “restart” school where public educators have greater flexibility to find creative solutions. 

  

Matt McKinney of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette exposes how over 200 former educators in Pennsylvania with surrendered or revoked teacher certifications are still receiving monthly pensions. 

Is special education in private schools worth the price? Connecticut auditors are unsure, writes WNPR reporter David DesRoches

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