Washington schools see bilingual students as future bilingual educators

Recruiters already travel to job fairs across the country — and even to Puerto Rico this year — to find Spanish- and Vietnamese-speaking teachers to fill classrooms in the district’s expanding dual-language programs. The district also is helping bilingual instructional aides complete their bachelor’s degrees to become teachers.Still, normal teacher turnover rates and competition with other districts make it hard to fill Highline’s growing number of bilingual teaching positions.

 - Seattle Times staff reporter

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