Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (Jan. 8-14)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Anya Kamenetz of NPR covers how parents, caregivers and teachers can help children make sense of the news and calm their anxieties.  

The Yakima Herald-Republic’s Janelle Retka gathers insights from teachers who paused or reworked their curriculum in the past week to address the Capitol riot. 

“Like parents bouncing between work and their children’s Zoom sessions, many high school students are maintaining a split focus, connecting to online classes while trying to bring home a paycheck,” writes Linda Jacobson of The 74.

For The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, Della Hasselle reports on New Orleans public schools’ new large-scale COVID-19 testing initiative. 

The Indianapolis Star’s Arika Herron covers Indiana’s amended COVID-19 vaccination plan, which no longer prioritizes teachers. 

Chad Livengood of Crain’s Detroit Business reports on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s call to resume in-person instruction by March 1.

San Antonio Report’s Brooke Crum highlights why MacKenzie Scott’s $20 million gift to Palo Alto College was so unusual and covers how the community college plans to use the funds. 

For The Lens, Marta Jewson covers the efforts of NOLA Public Schools to address chronic absenteeism this school year.

In the last episode of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s ‘Class of 2025’ podcast, Elizabeth Miller reports on the many changes from almost a year ago, when the pandemic closed school buildings.

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