Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (Oct. 16-22)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

“For the first time in my lifetime, it felt like the struggle over America’s deep racial divide was finally inescapable for the white people around me,” writes Emmanuel Felton of BuzzFeed.

With child care centers and schools closed and safety nets disintegrating under enormous demand, families that have been thrust into poverty now see little hope of getting out as the pandemic lingers, reports Jackie Mader of The Hechinger Report

The Tennessean’s Meghan Mangrum covers Belmont University’s preparation for the presidential debate, including the closure of residence halls. 

Madeline Will of Education Week digs into the issue of whether students should be required to turn their video cameras on during remote classes.

EdSurge’s Jeffrey R. Young examines who is disappearing from higher education due to the pandemic and what professors are doing to try to keep students motivated.

Gabrielle Russon of Orlando Sentinel covers the impact of Walt Disney Co.’s decision to end their free college program for some of the 28,000 workers it is laying off. 

Penn State repurposes its 16,000-seat arena for instruction during a pandemic, reports Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Bill Schackner

Districts are scrambling to find ways to track down and re-engage students and provide them with the support they need to complete their coursework, reports Theresa Harrington of EdSurge.

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Billy Jean Louis covers a district’s efforts to make student transportation possible while facing its biggest bus driver shortage in more than a decade. 

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