Member Stories

Sept. 20 – 26
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

For Education Week, Arianna Prothero and Denise R. Superville report on how districts are waking up to the idea that ensuring safety at school-sponsored events after hours and off campus deserves heightened attention.

The trend of staggering school start times to allow teenagers to sleep longer is leading to large transportation and logistical challenges for school districts and upheaval in some households, reports Tawnell D. Hobbs for The Wall Street Journal.

For The Hechinger Report, Danielle Dreilinger reports on some of the complex issues surfaced with the opening of Mississippi’s first rural charter school.

KIPP New Orleans Schools is predicted to enroll 14% of NOLA Public Schools students by next summer, placing the charter network slightly under the enrollment cap the Orleans Parish School Board put in place as a market control mechanism in an all-charter city, reports Marta Jewson for The Lens.

Sixty-two years after segregation ended in Little Rock, parents, educators, and community leaders are furious about the plan approved by the State Board of Education that could lead to the establishment of separate governing structures for majority-white schools and majority-black schools, reports Lauren Camera for U.S. News & World Report.

For The Christian Science Monitor, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo interviews Paul Tough about his new book, “The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us,” where he argues that Americans’ perceptions of higher education have evolved from a collective good to a consumer good.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights plans to eliminate some teacher workforce and preschool questions from the Civil Rights Data Collection for 2019-2020, reports Linda Jacobson for Education Dive.

For the Detroit News, Jennifer Chambers and Leonard N. Fleming report on U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ first trip to a Detroit school during her tenure at the federal agency. 

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