Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (August 21-27)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

A team at Chalkbeat compiled the most recent inspection reports for each NYC school to help parents and educators find out whether their NYC school building had any reported ventilation issues.

For The Hechinger Report, Charlotte West talked with students from across the country about their thoughts on school reopenings.

Chad Livengood of Crain’s Detroit Business recently spoke with the superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District about the local disparities in per-pupil funding.

For The Seattle Times, Hannah Furfaro reports on a new analysis of local county demographic and coronavirus data that could be used to guide local school reopening plans.

Despite higher education budget cuts, colleges and universities are committing to spend millions on dismantling systemic racism, reports WLRN’s Jessica Bakeman.

The University of Colorado has instructed communications staff on the school’s campuses to submit any statements dealing with “sensitive” topics to the office of the university president, reports Elizabeth Hernandez of The Denver Post.

Silas Allen of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram highlights the “homework gap” caused by slow or unstable internet connections and disproportionately affecting low-income students.

The University of Notre Dame has hired additional security to monitor off-campus housing used for COVID-19 quarantine after some students left the property, violating protocols, reports Allie Kirkman of the South Bend Tribune.

As districts in California begin distance learning, schools are grappling with webcam concerns, reports EdSource’s Sydney Johnson.

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