Member Stories

May 25-May 31
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

The University of Memphis is the first in the nation to offer free tuition to spouses and children of U.S. military personnel killed in action, reports Jennifer Pignolet of The Commercial Appeal in Tennessee.

Tiffany Pennamon of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education looks at whether a Philadelphia community college has done enough to promote diversity. 

Education Week’s Madeline Will reports on the role of school support staff in the recent spate of teacher strikes and walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and elsewhere.

Surrounded by a crowd of well-wishers and police officers, students returned to Santa Fe High School in Texas for the first time since a mass shooting that killed 10 people, reports Shelby Webb of the Houston Chronicle.

For The Chronicle of Higher Education, Goldie Blumenstyk looks at what some states are doing to ensure college students don’t go hungry, even while the fate of a federal nutrition-assistance program remains opaque.

WLRN’s Jessica Bakeman looks back 50 years at the nation’s first statewide teacher strike and draws connections with the teacher unrest playing out today.

Lawmakers in Michigan are considering a $4.1 million program to screen Flint schoolchildren for potential educational disabilities caused by elevated lead levels in the city’s drinking water, writes Jennifer Chambers for The Detroit News.

Lori Higgins of the Detroit Free Press reports on the ambitious plan to reverse years of declining enrollment in Detroit public schools.

In Texas, a struggling school has made focusing on the “good things” a central part of its turnaround plan, writes KERA’s Stella M. Chavez.

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