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.
As was mentioned during the first part of this series, children receive many benefits from learning Spanish. And as a parent, you can introduce your children to the language, even if you don’t speak it.
Hunter Elementary kindergartner Ja’Lynn Fitzhugh offered a wide smile, but not the “hola!” teacher Maria Camila Archila was looking for in response to her own greeting.