Member Stories

September 1 – 7
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Amanda McElfresh of the USA Today network gives the low-down on the Louisiana Supreme Court case that could affect the future of several of the state’s charter schools.

 
 

The Advocate’s Charles Lussier reports that Hurricane Harvey seems to be sending few if any schoolchildren back to neighboring Louisiana after Katrina once sent so many to Texas.


 

Lindsay Ellis writes for the Houston Chronicle about Harvey’s impact on hundreds of thousands of Texas college students starting the semester.


 

The Democrat & Chronicle’s Justin Murphy breaks down disparities found in a recent report that might be a sign that kids who don’t test well were kept from taking high-stakes exams.


 

Jennifer Pignolet of the Commercial Appeal writes that Shelby County Schools are continuing to resist pressure from the Tennessee Department of Education to release student contact information to charter organizations.


 

Colorado Public Radio’s Jenny Brundin found mounting evidence that technical and two year-degrees can be a better path to employment for some students than a traditional degree.


 

Diana Lambert reports for the Sacramento Bee that California’s new history and social science framework might mean the end of a longtime tradition of building miniature replicas of the state’s Spanish colonial missions, calling it insensitive.


 

Kathleen McKiernan via the Boston Herald has updates on the case for building an ethnic studies curriculum in Boston Public Schools.


 

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Chris Quintana debunks the remarkable viral tweet in which a professor mistakenly scolded an online class for not showing up.


 

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