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Charter Network Drops English Immersion, Doubles Down On Bilingual Education

In Chicago Public Schools, Latinos make up the largest student group, according to the school district. That trend has led to a growing shift in priorities for some schools aiming to better adapt to the growing demographics, including a network of charter schools once known for its hard-line English-only immersion model.

Acero Schools, formerly known as the UNO Charter School Network, has altered its practices for the last two years and adopted a polar opposite approach to teaching Latino students: dual language education.

Morning Shift sits down with WBEZ education reporter Adriana Cardona-Maguigad and Latino Policy Forum’s Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro for more on the growth of dual language education, and how some schools plan to sidestep potential challenges.

GUESTS: Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, WBEZ Education reporter

Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, manager of education policy and research at Latino Policy Forum


Once Known For English Immersion, Charter Network Remakes Itself (WBEZ, 7/11/18)

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