Member Stories

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

Kim Kozlowski of The Detroit News covers why promise programs that offer free college tuition, a small stipend and counseling assistance aren’t always enough to help historically disadvantaged populations complete a postsecondary program.

The Education Labs at The Dallas Morning News,, The Fresno Bee and The Seattle Times partnered with the Christian Science Monitor, The Hechinger Report and the Solutions Journalism Network to produce a series of stories on what works for remote classrooms.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Bill Schackner reports on the efforts of college music departments to keep music students learning throughout the pandemic. 

Kara Newhouse of KQED dives deep into why some educators and mental health professionals say schools must prioritize grief and healing as students return to the classroom. 

In one Idaho county, the story of partisanship and distrust of higher education is playing out at a community college, reports Emma Pettit of The Chronicle of Higher Education

As the anniversary of COVID-19 school closures approached, Matt Jones of the Daily Press talked with students about how they navigated the last year and what they want school leaders to know. 

Some colleges reassign part of their endowments to address structural racism by investing in venture funds and start-ups founded and managed by Black and brown executives, writes Kirk Carapezza of WGBH News

For The Hechinger Report, Melissa Bailey covers the ongoing debate over the recent change in Boston’s exams schools’ admission policy.

KUT’s Claire McInerny shares the struggles of families in Austin who are waiting for special education evaluations due to staff shortages and the experiences of school psychologists that led to their departure. 

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