Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (July 1-7)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Latino families are leaving Denver, and neighborhoods they lived in for generations, due to rapid increases in housing costs and gentrification, which is also affecting student enrollment. Education officials are finding that classrooms are growing whiter as the percentage of Latino students declines in area schools, reports Jessica Seaman for The Denver Post.

“We need to be able to provide that skilled workforce to these companies that are moving to Fort Worth.” In part one of a Fort Worth Report series, Jacob Sanchez examines how Fort Worth education and city leaders are working to help students earn postsecondary credentials so that the Texas city can boost its economic development prospects.

 

Charlotte West’s latest College Inside newsletter for Open Campus highlights journalist Natalie Pate’s deep dive into the relationship between literacy and incarceration, introduces a prisoner who is working on a master’s degree and is believed to be the first Mississippi prisoner to participate in an academic conference, and much more.

Students who are neurodivergent or have learning disabilities warn that the College Board’s plan to move the SAT test online and introduce other design changes will do them more harm than good. These students also are concerned that the new digital test won’t address longstanding difficulties they face when seeking test-taking support, Jacob Gardenswartz explains for Youth Today.

Duquesne City School District in Pennsylvania is making a comeback years after financial difficulties led to the closure of its high school. It is the first school district in the state to reintroduce secondary grade levels after being forced to eliminate them, Andrew Goldstein details for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Declining enrollment across 11 elementary and high school districts in Sonoma County, California, spurred education leaders to consider merging districts to cut costs. Leaders eliminated one high school, but it wasn’t enough to stem the tide, so they must decide what to do next, Kaylee Tornay reports for The Press Democrat.

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