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#tellEWA Member Stories (November 19-23)
Here's what we're reading by EWA members this week:

The authors of a disproven – but still widely used – set of reading instruction materials for elementary schools broke their long silence and tried to defend their approach, Emily Hanford and Christopher Peak outline for APM Reports.

A Nebraska girls’ wrestling team practices in a former office building, which includes cubicles they use as lockers. Despite the unusual location, the team is making the best of their first season, writes Jessica Votipka for The Grand Island Independent.

Some California school districts with low vaccination rates offered teachers and staff cash incentives to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to get ahead of vaccine mandate deadlines and reduce staffing shortages, explains Diana Lambert for EdSource.

Decreasing enrollment at historically Latino elementary schools outpaced Black student departures for the first time in Chicago. The pandemic exacerbated a trend that began well before COVID-19, reports Mila Koumpilova for Chalkbeat Chicago.

A Kansas school board is split on whether to change a high school’s Indian mascot. But a Native American educator believes students need to learn about American Indians beyond sports mascots, reports AJ Dome for The Mercury.

Hispanics constituted 6% of U.S. tenured faculty in 2019, but the Hispanic tenure percentage at the University of Texas at El Paso is more than four times that national number. UTEP’s faculty diversity stands out among the nation’s largest research universities, Jewél Jackson reports for El Paso Matters.

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