Ark. Schools Work to Find Bilingual Teachers

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hispanic students in Springdale, Arkansas are getting the opportunity to pursue an education and return to the hallways of Springdale schools as bilingual teachers.

"To have students that understand the demographics, that would come back and teach at a home high school would be phenomenal to for them because most of them would be first generation college graduates, and for the school," said Springdale High School Spanish teacher Rory McWhorter.

The Northwest Arkansas Bilingual Teacher Scholarship program offers eligible students $2,500 a semester if they to go the University of Arkansas and $1,250 for attending Northwest Arkansas Community College.

"This would be a motivating factor in just pushing them to enlist in a school and start because they have nothing to lose and it's going to be paid for them," said McWhorter.

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