Posts Tagged ‘Transitional Bilingual Education’

Richmond schools adapt to growing need for bilingual teachers

Jose Luis Gomez teaches a transitional bilingual second grade class at Bayview Elementary in San Pablo. He's one of the teachers recruited from Mexico and Spain.

Richmond and surrounding cities have not escaped the teacher shortage facing the rest of California, but the problem here is different than in many other school districts: a shortage of bilingual teachers. In order to fill vacancies for bilingual teachers this school year, the district turned to a state-run visitor-exchange program.

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School Board recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

The West Contra Costa County School Board recognized Hispanic Heritage Month at its Tuesday meeting with lively music and dance performances that were a stark contrast to the usually formal board proceedings. The month is celebrated nationally as a time to recognize the contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Each year the board…

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