Member Stories

#tellEWA Member Stories (September 17-23)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

LAist compiles a survival guide with resources and helpful tips for California students considering higher education, including public and private colleges, trade schools and online institutions. 

Jessica Votipka of The Grand Island Independent reports on a Nebraska-based school-to-work program that helps students with disabilities explore various careers and transition into the workforce.

Student-activists planted a garden that symbolizes their demand for an Oregon school district to permanently reallocate $1 million, which previously was used for school resource officers, toward programs that help students of color, reports Dianne Lugo for the Statesman Journal.

Texas administrators and school budget committees allocated less money to school libraries, leaving students – especially those at low-performing schools – with out-of-date books and few reading options, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Isaac Windes reports.

Thousands of undocumented students in California didn’t apply for financial aid to attend college – a 15% drop. Experts believe these students were among the hardest hit during the pandemic, writes Jill Replogle for LAist.

Climate-change fueled disasters, such as Hurricane Ida, wildfires, and record-breaking heat waves disrupted learning environments across the nation. These disasters further burdened students already grappling with the pandemic’s effects, Caroline Preston reports for The Hechinger Report.

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