To better understand their Puerto Rican students, Philly teachers travel to Caribbean
It’s Tuesday morning math class for seventh graders at Julia de Burgos Elementary School in North Philadelphia. They’ve been working with scientific calculators.
“We are working on Page 16 now. En la página 16,” teacher Andrew Guyon says — in Spanish and English — to the group of about 30, while ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher Olger Durán, who’s Costa Rican, helps predominantly Spanish-speaking students solve a problem.
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