Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (October 29-November 4)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

A Minnesota science teacher introduced her sixth-grade students to engineering, asking them to build wooden tombstones as part of a special Halloween project, writes Adelle Whitefoot for the Duluth News Tribune.

Chicago Public Schools failed to keep schools clean, especially in buildings that primarily serve Black and Latino students. Teachers and others pitched in to clean one such “filthy” Southwest Side elementary school, reports Lauren FitzPatrick and Nader Issa for the Chicago Sun-Times.

A vaccinated school bus driver died from COVID-19 in Georgia. Some students with siblings ill from COVID-19 rode the school bus, which is why the driver’s family believes she caught the virus on the job, Alia Malik reports for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Louisiana is allowing school districts to opt out of mask mandates if they quarantine students for COVID-19 exposure. But no state agency tracks whether districts are complying with the CDC’s quarantine guidelines, Marta Jewson found for The Lens.

An Ohio visual and performing arts school is implementing equitable admissions requirements for incoming fourth graders. School officials say the new requirements may open doors for students who previously didn’t have the resources to qualify, reports Jennifer Pignolet for the Akron Beacon Journal.

A Black-led community organization and two students filed a lawsuit against California education officials. They allege the state ignored data showing disciplinary practices in schools are biased against Black and Latino students, reports Diana Lambert for EdSource.

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