Member Stories

September 11-18
Here's what we're reading by EWA members.

This week’s collection of #TellEWA member stories comes to you from Orlando, where more than 50 journalists have convened for our annual higher education seminar. 

On the topic of higher education, MJ Slaby of the Knoxville News Sentinel writes about a controversial student code of conduct which will soon be proposed to trustees at the University of Tennessee. For The Florida Times-Union, Rhema Thompson takes readers inside the University of North Florida’s new “gender-inclusive” dorms designed for LGBT students. 

In K-12 reporting, James Vaznis of The Boston Globe and WBEZ’s Becky Vevea have compelling teacher profiles for their respective news outlets. Paige Blankenbuehler looks at the differences between the 2014 and 2015 Advanced Placement U.S. History tests in a story for High Country News. Also on the assessment front, Nate Robson of Oklahoma Watch reports that for the third school year in a row, his state won’t be giving standardized writing tests. In Chicago, Lauren Fitzpatrick and Tina Sfondeles question school district spending on outside food. And — diving into a story that made national headlines this week — Eva Marie-Ayala of The Dallas Morning News examines zero-tolerance discipline policies that some fault for the arrest and suspension of an Irving, Texas 14-year-old who took a homemade clock to school. 

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