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#tellEWA Member Stories (March 18-24)
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A Fort Worth, Texas school district needs more dual-language instructors to keep up with an increasingly diverse student population. Bilingual teachers have larger workloads and teach more students than English-language-only instructors. To address these issues, the district is recruiting more Spanish-speaking teachers and building a college student-to-educator pipeline, Jacob Sanchez explains for the Fort Worth Report.

Idaho Education NewsSami Edge explored the websites of all 180 Idaho school districts and found that a third are still not in compliance with the federal Title IX’s most basic requirements to post documents online. In the first installment of a four-part series on the state’s failure to comply with Title IX, she notes that more news and rules will be coming as the Biden administration has indicated it will impose Title IX changes in April.


“ … Teenagers … grapple with contradictions: College is essential, but it’s also impossible. It pays off, but it’s also too expensive. It’s for everyone … but maybe not for you.” Rebecca Koenig narrates and writes about nine young people, what they’re working toward and what choices they’re making for their futures as part of an in-depth, multimedia-rich project for EdSurge.  

Fewer students today are choosing to enroll in college after high school, but early-college high school programs can help bridge the gap. Students can earn an associate degree by the end of 12th grade at New Jersey’s Bard High School Early College, created more than 20 years ago to provide students with a “more rigorous educational challenge.” In this in-depth historical explainer for Education Next, Wayne D’Orio shows how the early-college concept gained traction and spread across the country.

California was the first state to allow student-athletes to make name, image and likeness deals after the NCAA revised its rules. Unlike Florida, California doesn’t require that players receive financial literacy training, which would help them better negotiate brand deals or avoid costly mistakes. Some California colleges are offering financial education to student-athletes, but their offerings vary, Zaeem Shaikh details for CalMatters.

“Whether we have this funding or not, we’re going to provide services.” Out of Nevada’s 17 counties, only school districts in eight of them are seeking Medicaid funding for student health services. State officials want to help additional school districts leverage this funding, which would reimburse districts that provide medical screening, diagnostic services, and other treatments, Jessica Garcia reports for the Nevada Appeal.  

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