Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (June 11-16)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

National conservative groups are training communities to “take on school districts” over “so-called school indoctrination,” reports ProPublica’s Nicole Carr, who details how one such organized group in northern Georgia wrongly targeted a newly hired Black administrator whose job responsibilities focused on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Whether the federal Title IX law should codify transgender rights has divided natural allies. Alina Tugend shares the historical challenges and present-day successes of the nearly 50-year-old law and explains how the “transgender issue has unsettled what once seemed resolved” in a piece for The 74.

 

After Glenn Youngkin became Virginia’s new governor, his campaign against critical race theory affected previous plans to expand Black history in the state’s K-12 curricula. Now the work of community leaders and the former governor to increase Black history in schools may soon be erased, Sonia Rao explains for Scalawag Magazine.

Graduating seniors in Ohio were the last students taught by a beloved robotics coach who died early in the pandemic. Despite their loss, the students succeeded in robotics competitions and honored their teacher by sharing his lessons and wisdom with younger students, writes Jennifer Pignolet for the Akron Beacon Journal.

A Texas charter school is facing scrutiny after a state investigation discovered multiple problems on its campuses, including the inflation of attendance numbers and failure to ensure students meet graduation requirements, reports Emily Donaldson for The Dallas Morning News.

The University of California, Riverside receives less state funding than other UC campuses and brings in less tuition revenue. Mikhail Zinshteyn of CalMatters details how supporters in the state’s legislature are hoping to fix the university’s money problems despite the school’s unpopularity among out-of-state students.  

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