Gathered on the floor of their Washington Elementary School classroom, the third-graders turned to each other to talk about the difference between English and Spanish definitive articles.
Once a week, a classroom at King’s Fork High School is filled with students of different cultures working hard to help their fellow classmates succeed.
Teachers nationwide do not reflect the demographics of the students they’re teaching, and San Diego County is no exception. The disparity is particularly noticeable when looking at Hispanic students. While 48 percent of students are Hispanic, 20 percent of teachers who reported their race or ethnicity are, according to state data for last school year.
Students across Maine can now be recognized for being proficient in multiple languages as part of a new initiative from the state’s Department of Education.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District introduced bilingual education in 2014, to help Spanish speaking students transition into English medium schools.