Episode 13: Challenges in the Latino community, in the pandemic and beyond

A state audit has uncovered multiple issues with the English Language Learner program in Wilder — a rural school district with a large Latino student population. (Click here for the June 18 story, from Sami Edge of Idaho EdNews and Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman.)

Meanwhile, the pandemic has posed unique challenges to Hispanic students in K-12 and higher education.

To explore the situation in Wilder, and the statewide picture, J.J. Saldana of the Idaho Commission of Hispanic Affairs joins us for this week’s podcast.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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