Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (July 30- August 5)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Colleges lost millions in revenue after international student enrollment dropped 72% due to the pandemic, visa restrictions and more, reports Karin Fischer and Sasha Aslanian for The Chronicle of Higher Education and APM Reports.

Rather than implement a mandate, several California community colleges are offering money and free textbooks to students who get vaccinated for COVID-19, reports Emma Hall and Matthew Reagan for Cal Matters.

Federal law requires school districts to evaluate students with disabilities for Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, but Chicago schools fell behind, affecting thousands of students, reports Chalkbeat Chicago’s Samantha Smylie.

A program designed to attract teachers to rural Alabama schools is finding success, placing 30 educators in high-needs districts throughout the state, reports Rebecca Griesbach for AL.com.

Many states lack fully inclusive curriculums on Native Americans, and though efforts are underway to improve the teachings of American history, tribes and advocates face challenges, reports Kalyn Belsha for Chalkbeat.

Tennessee requires students attending for-profit barber and cosmetology schools to train for triple the number of hours required to become a police officer, Laura Faith Kebede reports for a Commercial Appeal piece on racial disparities and high student loan default rates at for-profit schools.

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