Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (December 31-January 6)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Public schools are struggling to retain teachers of color, and the problem is expected to worsen, survey data shows. Black and Latino educators are most at-risk for departures due to “racially hostile school environments,” racial stress fatigue and poor working conditions, Sarah Carr reports for The Hechinger Report.

 A Minnesota charter schools system settled with two people suing for race-based discrimination, including a student who alleged a teacher called his hair “nappy” after cutting it. The system denies liability and wrongdoing in the settlements, and plans to fight against similar claims from three other families in court, writes Adelle Whitefoot for the Duluth News Tribune.

Homeschooling rose 40% since fall 2019 in Virginia, growing in popularity due to the pandemic and the culture wars being waged in many school districts, explains Jeff South for the Virginia Mercury.

California lawmakers gave high school students flexibility after the COVID-19 outbreak affected their coursework and grades. But these students are still struggling academically and are suffering from social-emotional issues, reports Diana Lambert for EdSource

Job satisfaction among principals is at an all-time low due to COVID-19-related political pressures, long hours and more, data shows. Some principals are on the verge of quitting while one in Arizona voiced her concerns, reports Rocio Hernandez for KJZZ.

Connecticut is home to many child care deserts, forcing 44% of the population to live with little daycare options amid the pandemic, Cayla Bamberger reports for the Connecticut Post and CT Insider.

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