Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (November 24-December 2)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

Black parents say their voices were ignored during the debate over critical race theory in Loudoun County, Virginia. Their experiences go back to recent and decades of systemic racism and discrimination in schools and overall society, Melinda D. Anderson investigates for HuffPost.

The Oregon Trail, an influential educational video game created by three Minneapolis teaching candidates, turned 50 this December. The educators never earned money off their wildly popular invention, which was first played in 1971 by Baby Boomers, Greg Toppo reports for The 74.

In a profile of two brothers, Chalkbeat Colorado’s Jason Gonzales illustrates the challenges Hispanic men face getting in and completing college, leading to “enormous disparities” among Colorado’s highly educated population.

Black students are more likely to perform well when they see teachers and principals who look like them. But there are now fewer Black teachers than two decades ago in an education workforce that remains majority white, reports Naaz Modan for K-12 Dive.

Incarcerated men in Idaho are receiving career and technical training with the goal of getting jobs upon release and staying out of prison. Prison postsecondary programs like this are getting a boost in funding after federal criminal justice reforms and the expansion of Pell Grants, writes Danielle Dreilinger for The Hechinger Report.

A beloved librarian built one of the earliest databases of financial aid opportunities, but no one knew how the database would survive after her 2015 death. EdSurge’s Rebecca Koenig details how the database found a new home.

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