Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (August 27-September 2)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

An Oregon school board is facing backlash from some parents and students for firing a superintendent who followed a state-required mask mandate for K-12 schools, though he personally opposed the mandate, Liliana Frankel reports for the Malheur Enterprise.

The Virginia Department of Education required schools to implement model policies that protect transgender students, but a local school board opted not to adopt some of the policies because they didn’t “feel comfortable,” Anna Bryson writes for Henrico Citizen.

Despite the College Board’s efforts to expand the Advanced Placement program outside of privileged schools, Black students disproportionately lack access to AP courses, reports Washington Monthly’s Anne Kim.

California’s community colleges are scrambling to boost cybersecurity measures after bots invaded virtual classrooms, pretending to be students to fraudulently access COVID-19 relief grants and financial aid, reports a CalMatters team.

WBHM’s Kyra Miles reports on Birmingham, Alabama’s first public charter school for LGBTQ students and allies. 

Katherine Knott reports for The Daily Progress on a Virginia school district that is requiring students with special needs and disabilities to wear masks, even though the state exempts these students from mask wearing.