Member Stories

Sept. 13 – 19
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

For Chalkbeat, Dylan Peers McCoy uncovers how Indiana’s lax regulation of home schooling and its method for calculating graduation rates are masking the extent of many schools’ dropout problems.

Arizona residents aren’t advancing to training and education after high school, raising concerns about the consequences for the state’s economy and quality of life, reports Rachel Leingang for The Arizona Republic.

For EdSurge, Emily Tate examines how two districts are working to bring the alarmingly high student-to-counselor ratio down by investing in counseling and support services for students.

The Fort Worth district is infusing Latino and African American history into classrooms across all grade levels with new curriculum guidebooks, reports Stella M. Chavez for KERA News.

For Oklahoma Watch, Jennifer Palmer highlights how one Oklahoma school is pushing to ensure students show up for school after the addition of chronic absenteeism to school accountability measures.

Kentucky education officials scramble after learning a new state law that addresses how schools are identified for extra state support breaks federal law, reports Olivia Krauth for The Courier-Journal.

Meghan Mangrum examines how a Chattanooga school launched an onsite health clinic to remove barriers to health care and keep students in school, for the Times Free Press.

For The Register-Guard, Jordyn Brown dives into the decline of licensed school librarians in Oregon and the impact this can have on student learning. 

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