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#tellEWA Member Stories (July 17-30)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Private schools restrain and seclude children hundreds or even thousands of times per year, reports The Teacher Project’s Sharon Lurye and Joseph Hong for USA TODAY.

CalMatters’ Mikhail Zinshteyn covers the efforts of school systems to prepare teachers for distance learning in the fall.

The city of San Antonio will leverage traffic lights in its plan to connect 20,000 students’ homes to their schools’ wireless networks, reports Alia Malik of the San Antonio Express-News.

Tennessee has no plans to provide the public with data on the number of coronavirus cases and deaths at schools as many return to in-person classes, reports Tennessean’s Joel Ebert.

Jamey Cross of The News & Advance covers the increased interest of parents in private schools after they announce they are offering five days of in-person learning to students.

CT Mirror’s Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Kasturi Pananjady dive deep into the data on students who didn’t participate in remote learning and look at how schools can reach them in the upcoming school year. 

A merit pay program that rewards teachers for student achievement was meant to incentivize educators, but many say it’s unfair and inequitable, reports Aallyah Wright of Mississippi Today.

The Hechinger Report’s Jill Barshay examines new survey data on the variances in the number of hours of remote learning students were getting and the type of instructions they were receiving.

The Texas Education Agency says schools closed by local health orders will no longer receive full state funding for remote-only learning through the duration of those orders, reports Eva-Marie Ayala and Corbett Smith of The Dallas Morning News.

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