Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (January 14-20)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Several Historically Black Colleges and Universities received millions in donations from anonymous donors last fall. The recipients of these unprecedented gifts plan to create scholarships for students with financial need, Mirtha Donastorg explains for The Plug

To determine the impact of the critical race theory culture wars on public education, Education Week’s Stephen Sawchuk followed the process as three states wrote new teaching standards for history and social studies courses. His findings show how the fallout from the “misleading debate about CRT” stands to alter the teaching of history in U.S. schools. 

Trigger Warning: A Minnesota high school football player allegedly sexually assaulted a teammate in front of others after varsity practice. Prosecutors charged the now 18-year-old student with third-degree criminal sexual conduct against a juvenile victim and plan to try him as an adult, Adelle Whitefoot reports for the Duluth News Tribune.  

California’s teacher protests and “sickouts,” staffing shortages and concerns about COVID-19 safety protocols contributed to a rocky return to school after winter break, Diana Lambert explains for EdSource.

Online and hybrid learning left some San Antonio high school students feeling isolated, anxious or depressed. A mental health program’s leaders are helping students, with hopes to expand the program throughout Texas and replicate it around the country, reports Brooke Crum for San Antonio Report.

NOVA PBS produced an 8-minute documentary on scientists who started their careers or education in prison, which was inspired by the work of former EWA Fellow Christina Couch.

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