Member Stories

Nov. 29 – Dec. 6
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

For The New York Times, Erica Green and Katie Benner uncover the shocking truth of a private school lauded for vaulting its students to elite colleges.

The closing of a Detroit charter school earlier this year felt sudden to its students. In reality, as Chalkbeat’s Koby Levin reports, failure was practically inevitable.

The Hechinger Report’s Caroline Preston highlights a day in the life of a rural school principal, exploring the many roles these leaders fill and the challenges they face.

Nine months after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida a lack of transparency and accountability has left more questions than answers, write Brittany Wallman, Megan O’Matz, and Paula McMahon for the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

A bold effort to integrate schools in San Antonio is facing skepticism from some in the community it’s meant to help, report The Texas Tribune’s Alexa Ura and Aliyya Swaby.​

In Iowa, a move to quash unionization efforts by student workers could have far-reaching consequences for private universities and colleges, reports Kathy Bolten for the Des Moines Register.

Students who’ve spent time in foster care rarely earn a college degree. The Hechinger Report’s Delece Smith-Barrow profiles a program in Michigan hoping to change that.

What does the arrest of a teenager in Connecticut say about student rights in an era of anxiety about school shootings? Mark Keierleber explores the question for The 74.

For The Chronicle of Higher Education, Eric Kelderman and Dan Bauman report on a university being placed on probation by its accreditor, which prompted its president to claim the investigation was “orchestrated, if not by any humans, by Satan himself.”

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