Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (May 21-27)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Meghan Mangrum of The Tennessean covers a historic $1 billion “continuity of operations” budget request from Metro Nashville Public Schools.

USA Today’s Lindsay Schnell tells the story of a first-generation college student’s struggle to stay in school throughout the pandemic. 

Black teachers have grappled with “racial battle fatigue” and other stressors throughout the past year, writes Peggy Barmore for The Hechinger Report.

To address students’ social and emotional needs, many California districts are expanding their summer learning opportunities beyond traditional academic programs, reports Diana Lambert of EdSource

Mikhail Zinshteyn of CalMatters dissects California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to spend $2 billion on college savings accounts for kids.

Virtual kindergarten may come with challenges, but this deep dive by KQED’s Kara Newhouse shows how curious students and a responsive teacher are making it work. 

Since many Oregon schools committed to addressing racism in education a year ago, The Register-Guard’s Jordyn Brown examines what has and hasn’t changed.

In episode two of EdSurge’s ‘Bootstraps: Merit, Myths and Education’ series, Jeffrey R. Young chronicles a highly-charged debate about an admissions process change at a top high school near Washington, D.C. 

A Boston Globe team covers an investigation into unorthodox group therapy sessions that Boston Public Schools allowed students to be subjected to for years. 

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