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)