Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (July 31- August 6)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

A team at NPR used the advice of pediatricians, infectious disease specialists and education experts to create a guide for families trying to weigh the key elements of a school reopening plan.

In Montgomery, Alabama, communities where bullets hit the flesh of humans each week, violence and loss have become a common experience in the lives of young people, reports Montgomery Advertiser’s Krista Johnson.

A university in Chicago is requiring faculty, staff and students to sign a form before returning to campus asking them to acknowledge that safety precautions such as masks do not eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19, reports Kate McGee of WBEZ.

Emily Tate of EdSurge covers an in-person Tennessee tutoring program that pairs college students with K-6 students in an effort to counter the COVID slide.

After spending money to prepare their classrooms for the school year, the abrupt transition to remote learning left teachers without the materials and resources they needed, reports New Haven Register’s Brian Zahn.

Salem Statesman Journal’s Natalie Pate breaks down what Oregon education during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to look like this fall and beyond.

For Charlottesville Tomorrow, Billy Jean Louis and Jessie Higgins cover the differing plans of local districts and their approaches to educating the area’s more vulnerable children.

Isaac Windes of Beaumont Enterprise reports on a parent code of conduct that is drawing criticism for language that some feel infringes upon parents’ First Amendment rights.

The company that manages Epic Charter Schools refuses to provide Oklahoma state auditors with details on the spending of funds provided by the state, yet their school in California has already supplied the information, reports Jennifer Palmer of Oklahoma Watch.

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