Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (May 8-14)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Chalkbeat’s Lori Higgins takes a look at the disruptions that COVID-19 added to an already difficult first year of college for 3 students from Detroit.

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the instability of relying on one counselor to meet the academic and mental health needs of hundreds of students, reports Neal Morton for The Hechinger Report.

Ann Doss Helms of WFAE examines the barriers of remote learning for the 128,000 students in North Carolina who were classified as English learners this year.

For The Associated Press, Jeff Amy covers the decisions of some districts to end distance learning early and focus on preparing for the fall.

As the national conversation on safely reopening schools accelerates, experts have said that the best way to protect vulnerable teachers might be to not have them in school buildings at all, reports Education Week’s Madeline Will.

Campus closures have upended higher education, but finishing the semester virtually was especially tricky for theatre majors, reports Jessica Bakeman for WLRN.

Skagit Valley Herald’s Kera Wanielista highlights a paraeducator’s efforts to stay connected to students by offering a socially distant story time.

Michael Gagne of The Record-Journal covers how social distancing hads added to the bittersweet reality facing families and staff of a parochial school that was already slated for closure at the end of the school year.

The pandemic is widening the already pervasive achievement gap as learning opportunities are often tied to access, wealth and parental education, reports Austin American-Statesman’s Melissa B. Taboada.

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