Some of our favorite stories by EWA members this week
North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district has taken big — and somewhat controversial — steps toward diversifying its schools, Ann Doss Helms reports for The Charlotte Observer.
“This campaign season, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association bolted out the gate early with presidential endorsements, a flood of campaign spending on high-priority races and ballot measures, and plenty of organizational muscle to push their agendas,” Daarel Burnette writes for Education Week. “But with a few notable exceptions, they came up dry.”
Teresa Watanabe and Rosanna Xia team up for a look at what proposed tuition hikes at the University of California and California State University — the first in six years — would mean for the university systems and their students.
Reporting for The Oregonian, Bethany Barnes has a story about a high school newspaper’s stand against intolerance and racism after a post advocating for a “Ku-Klux-Klub” to “find every black kid and sacrifice them”on a student-run Facebook page went ignored.
Kyle Stokes of KPCC reports that the Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to protecting student records under future President Donald Trump, who has proposed mass deportations of undocumented immigrants.
The Advertiser’s Amanda McElfresh explains how the school district in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, has been working to better its D-rated schools. Strategies include ”uninterrupted classroom instruction, bell-to-bell learning, clear structure and routines, schoolwide discipline plans and high expectations for all students, regardless of background,” she reports.
In a story for U.S. News & World Report, Kelly Mae Ross looks at the number of international students in the country and the college majors that draw them here.
Dani Anguiano of the Chico Enterprise-Record profiles an undocumented Chico State University student who is worried her temporary legal status under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will be in jeopardy under President Trump.
Students at a Washington alternative school have found more opportunities, as well as a sense of identity, with a new cross country program. Eli Francovich of The Spokesman-Review has the details.
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