Bilingual education helps Spanish speaking students settle into English medium schools

Second grade bilingual classroom at Grant Elementary School
The West Contra Costa Unified School District introduced bilingual education in 2014, to help Spanish speaking students transition into English medium schools. Transitional Bilingual Education at Grant Elementary School aims to equip K-3 students with English literacy and math skills to help them throughout their school career.

2 Comments

  1. Bonnie Cediel

    In the early 1990’s Lincoln Elementary School was deemed by the State to have an exemplary bilingual program. “One of the best in the Bay Area.” Nearly half the classes at Grant school were Spanish maintenance bilingual. In 1999 the Federal Government awarded West Contra Costa $2.6 million for a system-wide K-12 bilingual program, including 5 elementary schools, a middle and a high school. Richmond High had a bilingual program including Spanish language social studies. What happened to all that work?

  2. ritchie cook

    Bilingual education goes much farther back than 2014 in WCCUSD. I was first hired as a bilingual teacher in September 1986.

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