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Thu January 23, 2014

Rise in Mixteco Speaking Students Poses Challenges for Watsonville Schools

Teacher George Feldman works on math with a group of first graders at Ohlone Elementary School.
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety

More than four million California residents were born in Mexico, so the state has a lot of experience with students learning English as a second language. In Watsonville, though, public schools have struggled to educate a growing number of Mexican students from indigenous backgrounds: it’s a little bit trickier when English is your third language.

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