Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (August 7-13)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Health officials in Memphis say they won’t recommend closing schools or returning to a stay-at-home order until 25% of coronavirus tests in the community come back positive, reports Laura Faith Kebede of Chalkbeat.

Tawnell D. Hobbs of The Wall Street Journal examines the dilemma of a Dallas superintendent as he makes tough decisions about the upcoming school year.

Ouray County Plaindealer’s Liz Teitz covers the experiences of students and teachers attending local in-person summer school programs.

In a partnership for USA TODAY, Meghan Mangrum and Arika Herron report on the experiences of students who returned to school in Tennessee and Indiana.

Idaho Statesman’s Nicole Foy and Idaho Education NewsSami Edge cover the wide range of concerns Latino parents have over reopening schools.

In a regulatory gray area, at least two Rochester-area athletic facilities plan to partially repurpose for remote learning this fall, reports Rochester Democrat and Chronicle’s Justin Murphy.

Education Week’s Madeline Will covers the uncertainties facing substitutes and the concerns they have heading into the school year.

Emily Tate of EdSurge talks to first-year teachers about the challenges that COVID-19 added on to an already unpredictable and intimidating year.

Akron Beacon Journal’s Jennifer Pignolet reports on a community college that has yielded no confirmed case of COVID-19 despite welcoming students back months ago.

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