Member Stories

Nov. 9 – Nov. 15
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Educators in North Carolina are claiming victory after last week’s midterm elections loosened Republicans’ grip on the state legislature, reports T. Keung Hui of The News & Observer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Marlon Walker examines how a massive backlog of maintenance requests is endangering students and educators.

An expansive look into South Carolina’s public schools reveals a system long mired in inequities and racial divisions, report The Post and Courier’s Paul Bowers, Glenn Smith, Seanna Adcox, Jennifer Berry Hawes, and Thad Moore.

For The Detroit News, Jennifer Chambers explores an increasingly popular, if unusual, method of teaching: escape rooms.

In schools across the country, librarians are passionately focused on diversifying their collections of books, writes Kathy Ishizuka in School Library Journal.

For the Jackson Hole News & Guide, Kylie Mohr takes readers into the homes of families who have chosen to homeschool their children. Along the way, she dispels some assumptions about these families and their children’s experiences.

In a multi-part project (supported by an EWA Reporting Fellowship), The Tennessean’s Jason Gonzales and Adam Tamburin explore how the state has fared in improving college access and the gaps that remain. 

In D.C., one school’s remarkable student attendance rate is not what it seems, reports WAMU’s Jenny Abamu.

The founder of Chicago’s largest charter high school operator faces multiple investigations into ‘inappropriate behavior,’ reports Lauren Fitzpatrick of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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