Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (June 24-30)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Nevada educators can’t find quality affordable housing at a time when schools are struggling to recruit and retain teachers. Housing costs have skyrocketed in the state, putting renting and buying a home out of reach for many educators with insufficient salaries and student loan debt, Rocío Hernández reports for The Nevada Independent.

A judge sentenced a former Atlanta principal to one year of prison and four years of probation in 2015 after she was found guilty during a cheating scandal case. Recently, the judge lightened the sentence: “I think she has taken responsibility as opposed to just a whole lot of people that have not,” Vanessa McCray writes for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 

Education labs and education teams across the country partnered to spotlight the growing mental health crisis in schools. As part of the reporting series, journalists representing seven news outlets detail the solutions being offered to support children and young adults.

Many teachers have little or no formal training on climate change or how to teach it. As a result, students rarely hear about the subject in U.S. schools. Taking initiative, many educators built their own lessons on climate change and worked together to share resources, Menachem Wecker explains for Youth Today.

The Chicago mayor implemented an earlier curfew after a 16-year-old was gunned down. Three teenagers shared with The Trace’s Justin Agrelo the more subtle ways Chicago’s gun violence crisis has altered their relationship with the city.

The birth rate declined 14% over the last 13 years in Idaho. “Fewer babies mean fewer potential college students.” In an analysis for Idaho Education News, Kevin Richert breaks down how demographic shifts are affecting the state’s college enrollment on top of COVID-19-era challenges.   

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