Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (June 12-18)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

The so-called ivory tower offers no guarantee of equal treatment, reports The Hechinger Report’s Delece Smith-Barrow in an article detailing stories of racism on college campuses.

As school leaders are making decisions about reopening schools in the fall, Madeline Will of Education Week takes a detailed look at social distancing and safety protocols.

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Billy Jean Louis covers the recent decisions of some Virginia school districts regarding SROs and digs deeper to identify the pros and cons of having SROs.

Natalie Pate of the Salem Statesman Journal covers the distance learning reflections of students and teachers.

Major Texas universities are struggling to reconcile their outspoken commitments to diversity and inclusion with their histories of racism, reports Raga Justin of The Texas Tribune.

Despite a federal economic relief package, Texas school districts might be left absorbing most coronavirus-related costs, reports Melissa B. Taboada for Austin American-Statesman.

For The News & Observer, T. Keung Hui covers the decision of a Raleigh school board to rename a school named after a white supremacist.

Mississippi Today’s Kayleigh Skinner, Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis Betz examine how school districts in the state are feeding kids in a pandemic.

Philadelphia Student Union circulates a petition asking for the removal of all police and SROs and replacing them with community members with restorative justice training, reports Dale Mezzacappa of Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

Writing for CalMatters, Mikhail Zinshteyn looks at the impact of the Supreme Court’s DACA ruling on nearly 200,000 undocumented Californians — many of whom are likely high schoolers or college students. 

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