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With the fall semester underway for public schools across the state, KUNR recently hosted a Facebook Live event in Spanish, with health and education experts, to answer community questions. 

Our bilingual reporter Natalie Van Hoozer moderated the Q&A and spoke with Jayden Perez to recap the main takeaways from the discussion.

A school bus parked on the side of a residential road. A young boy is kneeling down and working from a laptop on a folding table.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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As wind swept through a mobile home community Monday morning, a yellow school bus pulled up to a vacant pool and basketball court.

Aurora Aguilar parked and hopped out, carrying posters that flapped in the turbulent air. She fastened them to the side of the bus, creating a how-to guide for students wanting to access the internet. And then she waited — an act unfamiliar to bus drivers accustomed to strict schedules.

Un autobús escolar estacionado al lado de una carretera residencial. Un joven está de rodillas y trabajando desde un laptop en una mesa plegable.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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Mientras el viento soplaba en una comunidad de casas móviles este lunes por la mañana, un autobús escolar amarillo se detuvo al lado de una piscina vacía y una cancha de baloncesto.

Aurora Aguilar se estacionó y se bajó de la unidad, sosteniendo unos letreros que se movían debido al aire. Los ató al costado del autobús, acomodándolos a manera de guía práctica para estudiantes que quieren acceder a Internet. Luego esperó; una acción con la que no están familiarizados los conductores de autobuses, que más bien siguen horarios estrictos.

Alexa Ard

State funding helped place social workers and other mental health professionals into Nevada schools this year. While Clark County received 104 positions, Washoe County got four. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick explores why.

During the 2015 legislative session, state lawmakers awarded a new grant to bring an estimated 161 social workers into schools. If proven successful, the program will be renewed in June.

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More than 200 educators from across the state met in Reno recently to discuss updating their curriculums to help kids overcome the effects of trauma. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

Victoria Blakeney is with the new state Office of Safe and Respectful Learning Environments, and was one of more than a dozen presenters. She says that Nevada kids are experiencing trauma at higher rates than the national average.

“Our data shows that kids, more than half, are coming from at least one ACE.”