March 30 – April 6
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week
Marlon A. Walker and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution analyzed school bus accident data, finding gaps in the records and evidence that some district officials don’t enforce their own policies.
Records obtained by Lauren FitzPatrick of the Chicago Sun-Times show that a Noble Network of Charter Schools recruitment effort that used improperly obtained information on Chicago Public Schools students also targeted kids at other charter schools.
A former University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh chancellor accused of illegally funneling public money through the school’s foundation is attempting to prove he acted within the scope of his job. Karen Herzog of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tells his tale.
Ben Felder of The Oklahoman explains the steps one rural school is taking to prepare to open just two years after state Legislature voted to allow new charter schools outside of Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The Seattle Times’ Claudia Rowe digs into why the majority of minority students are overlooked when it comes to classes for the academically talented, despite the fact that they comprise nearly half of all those educated in public schools in Washington state.
Natalie Gross presents the Military Times’ list of 10 universities that earned a spot in their new ranking of the best college cybersecurity programs.
Gail Robinson of CityLimits.org reports on the possibility that New York City’s policies have exacerbated segregation, rather than reduced it.
After one student’s despair and related charges of racism put long-simmering grievances in the spotlight, The Modesto Bee’s Nan Austin speaks with various community members about how inequities affect black teens.
Larry Gordon reports for EdSource that California has not seen substantial increases in community college completion rates despite passing a much-anticipated reform law aimed at bolstering student progress.
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