Harlandale's dual immersion program is one of a number of San Antonio bilingual education programs to be praised by Washington think-tank New America. Their latest report, Boomtown Kids, looks specifically at San Antonio as a model for the rest of the country to aspire to.Like most first-grade classrooms in the Harlandale Independent School District, learning is split between 90 percent Spanish and 10 percent English. Next year, the kids will split their time 80/20. By fourth grade, they'll learn 50/50.
The Spanish Language Foundation offers scholarship to students and teachers to learn Spanish. Students can apply directly or their professors can apply for scholarships for 10 students. Courses take place during two weeks in Valladolid, Spain.
Researchers claim the pilgrims weren’t the first to host a banquet in America. More than 50 years earlier, Spanish settlers landed in St. Augustine, Florida where they gave thanks and dined with natives. According to this research, Spanish sailors celebrated the first Thanksgiving in Florida 50 years before the Pilgrims in 1621 - with salted pork and red wine.
According to Jocelyn Safirt, one of the founders of the playschool, Holy Comforter, Harvey R. Newlin Elementary and other groups in the community had been talking about establishing a new playschool in the area for years but decided to open the bilingual school to address a growing need for multicultural and bilingual education in the area.
Uber has announces that it's now offering San Antonio its Uber Español service, which allows customers to select Spanish-speaking drivers when they're ordering up a ride. The service is available in a handful of cities, including San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix. To request a Spanish-speaking driver, users need to enter the code ESPANOLTX in the Promotions tab, select UberX in the vehicle menu, then select the Español option. Sounds more complicated than it really is.