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Florida Schools Struggle To Find Enough Bilingual Teachers

Most of the students at Royal Palm Elementary in Miami have Spanish-speaking families. But those families also want their kids to speak – and read and write – more Spanish in school. So teacher Alexandra Martin is leading her 1st grade class through “Vamos Papa,” with each child reading a passage from the Spanish language […]

In Immokalee, Parents Promise To Speak Spanish With Their Children

To get into Florida colleges and universities, you have to have studied—or be able to speak—a second language. But Florida students don’t have to take foreign language classes to graduate from high school. So in a part of the state where most families already speak a second language, Immokalee Community School is leaning on parents […]

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