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Program has educators from LAUSD, Mexico teaching together

LA School Report | August 5, 2015

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By Sarah Tully

A group of Los Angeles students who are new to the United States spent part of their summer break learning algebra in a pilot program with materials that are lacking in most places nationwide – Common Core-aligned lessons in Spanish.

For five weeks, high school students completed an algebra class given in both English and Spanish by teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. All of the Los Angeles Unified students in the class have lived in the United States for less than a year, speak Spanish as their native language and have minimal English skills. In the end, 36 students completed the class in July.

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