Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (Sept. 4 -10)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

For KNKX’s Take the Mic, 18-year-old Ukweli Bayard interviews four of his friends about their feelings as they begin their college journey online.

For The Boston Globe, Linda K. Wertheimer dives into the complexities of teaching about racism and talks with teachers who feel compelled to do more to show that Americans are far from living in a post-racial era.

Despite efforts by Baltimore-area school systems, students who lack internet access or a laptop won’t be signing on to live online classes, report Lillian Reed and Liz Bowie of The Baltimore Sun.

KJZZ’s Rocio Hernandez covers what the new school year has looked like for a district in Arizona that has been conducting virtual classes since late July.

Jenny Brundin of Colorado Public Radio examines what the first couple weeks of school looked like at a Denver school that is fully back in-person.

Austin Statesman’s Melissa B. Taboada reports on the extra challenges that extracurricular teachers are facing during remote learning.

Large numbers of teachers fear returning to the classroom, traditional solutions for filling vacancies are falling short, and the pink slips on the horizon may lead to teacher shortages the likes of which we’ve never seen, reports The Hechinger Report’s Bracey Harris and Neal Morton.

LGBTQ students say they’re being excluded from the Texas State Board of Education’s first revision of sex ed curriculum in 20 years, reports Aliyya Swaby of The Texas Tribune.

Beaumont Enterprise’s Isaac Windes covers how some Texas districts are preparing for a second return to school after Hurricane Laura forced schools to close.

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