Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (December 3-9)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Freelancer Allie Gross documented on Twitter the support Michiganders gave the family of Justin Shilling, a teen killed in the Oxford High School shooting. Community members silently stood under a hospital skywalk as the parents prepared to donate their son’s organs.

New York students felt stereotyped and branded as criminals after a tabloid newspaper ran a piece about the discovery of a gun at their school. Chalkbeat New York’s Christina Veiga went beyond the tabloid’s headline, explaining why many students believe they must protect themselves outside of school.

Months after Congress set aside $800 million to help homeless students afford housing, groceries and get other support, several school districts are still waiting for funds due to red tape and a lack of urgency from state lawmakers, Kalyn Belsha reports for Chalkbeat.

Children learned basic carpentry and construction as part of a unique program at their Georgia elementary school. Officials hope to replicate the program at other schools, reports Vanessa McCray for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tennessee high school students clashed with school district officials and police after attempting to hold a vigil and pay tribute to a fallen classmate. Their grief traditions violated rules set by the district—rules not shared by another educational institution, Cathryn Stout explains for Chalkbeat.

Nevada officials evaluated 463 teachers as they instructed students in-person and on Zoom. They found 98% of these educators are effective or better at their jobs, reports Jessica Garcia for the Nevada Appeal.

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