Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (Oct. 23-29)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

“Yet for some of those for whom virtual school is viable, the current disruption has opened up a new world: education without daily anxiety about racism,” writes Melinda D. Anderson in her op-ed for The New York Times.

EdSource’s Theresa Harrington covers local and statewide measures that seek to give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in local and national elections.

After a summer of social justice protests, candidates for local school boards are being called upon to offer solutions that address systemic racism in schools, reports Eric Weddle of WFYI.

For LAist, Jill Replogle and Lisa Brenner talked to advisors, admissions officers, students and parents about changes in the college application process.

In less than four years, Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department have been the target of 455 lawsuits, making her the most-sued secretary in the 41-year history of the U.S. Department of Education, reports Linda Jacobson of The 74

EdSurge’s Tony Wan covers a new workforce training program’s recent graduates who are faced with finding employment amid the pandemic.

Substituting online kindergarten for the critical first year of formal education will have consequences for decades, reports Lillian Mongeau of The Hechinger Report

Chalkbeat’s Kalyn Belsha examines the benefits and challenges of bringing students with disabilities back into the classroom for at least some in-person learning.

Anna Bryson of Port Charlotte Sun covers the school resource officers in Charlotte County Public Schools who work to ensure students trust them. 

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