Member Stories

September 28 – October 5
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week

Natalie Pate of the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, reports on how Congress’ failure to reauthorize two federal programs – the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program – will potentially affect millions of children and vulnerable families nationwide.


Education Dive’s Linda Jacobson examines the early results and future predictions of a Harvard study on how early childhood education shapes future development and success.  


Katherine Knott at the News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, helps to celebrate the success of a high school whose long term testing strategies have paid off in the form of record-breaking ACT scores.   


In light of recent protests over Confederate statues, Matt McKinney of The Virginian-Pilot reexamines the Civil War legacy left on the names of Virginia’s public schools. 


Delece Smith-Barrow via U.S. News & World Report explores the benefits a diverse faculty can bring to the undergraduate experience. 


 At the Houston ChronicleShelby Webb reports on how recent allegations have suspended a respected principal famous for school turnaround.


The Commercial Appeal’s Jennifer Pignolet reports on the new paid parental leave policy being adopted by the University of Memphis, the first such plan for a public university in Tennessee. 


Lisa Pemberton of The Olympian in Washington breaks news of a recent outbreak of whooping cough, as vaccinated children remain at-risk for infection.


The Connecticut Post’s Linda Conner Lambeck follows a court case challenging whether the distribution of state education aid is constitutional as it moves into the state Supreme Court. 


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