Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (June 19-25)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Education Week’s Madeline Will breaks down a facilities checklist to determine the estimated total of new reopening-related expenses for an average school district.

Kalyn Belsha of Chalkbeat examines how Canada’s largest school district removed police from schools and looks at what has happened since the removal.

After an announcement that Texas students will return to schools in the fall, Austin American-Stateman’s Melissa B. Taboada covers the concerns of teachers who are at higher risk from the coronavirus.

Black students at Southern Methodist University demand tangible changes to make the university a better environment for Black students and staff members, reports Eva-Marie Ayala of The Dallas Morning News.

Linda Conner Lambeck of The Connecticut Post covers the University of Connecticut’s decision to eliminate several sports programs due to budget cuts forced by the COVID-19 shutdown.

WBFO’s Kyle Mackie reports on how a facial recognition system works and how the same technology used by Scotland Yard and INTERPOL ended up in a school district in Niagara County.

By talking about race, racism and differences, parents and teachers have a unique opportunity to intercept harmful stereotypes and normalize differences, reports Jackie Mader for The Hechinger Report.

With schools, childcare facilities and camps closed due to COVID-19, reports of child abuse in Charlotte County have plummeted, reports Anna Bryson of The Charlotte Sun.

Several students now say the University of Mississippi’s relocation of a monument is glorifying the Confederacy, reports Daily Journal’s Blake Alsup and Taylor Vance.


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