Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (Apr. 2-8)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

More school districts are turning to digital surveillance to keep tabs on students during remote learning. That has some families, educators, and privacy experts concerned, reports Education Week’s Stephen Sawchuk. 

Emily Tate of EdSurge explains why some guidance counselors are taking steps to address their implicit biases, and how that could improve services for students going forward. 

In an era when most urban superintendents last about four years, Gwinnett County’s schools chief is stepping down after a quarter-century, writes Alia Malik of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

The San Antonio Report’s Brooke Crum spoke with leaders of the Texas business community who say local schools are in dire need of federal aid, and are calling on the governor to distribute those dollars. 

Will a new requirement that Tennessee schools test all students — in person — lead to a bump in parents deciding to “opt out” their kids? Meghan Mangrum of The Tennessean looks at the odds. 

In Colorado, more students could soon have access to free mental health services, explains Jenny Brundin of Colorado Public Radio. 

Writing for The Christian Science Monitor, Kelly Field lays out some of the best practices for making college more affordable to high-need students. 

At Yale University, a popular curriculum for social-emotional learning in schools is embroiled in controversy, reports Linda Jacobson for The 74 Million.

Chalkbeat Colorado’s Jason Gonzales puts human faces — and voices — to the student debt crisis. 

 Diana Lambert of EdSource gets the parents’ perspectives on plans to vaccinate California’s student population. 

 

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