Latino students test Calif. schools

California’s Contra Costa Times reports that a growing population of Latino students–it’s estimated that within three years California will become the second state behind New Mexico to boast a majority Latino student population–is creating new challenges for educators, many of whom already wrestle with such issues as how to teach English as a second language, what types of subject matter to emphasize, and how to manage cultural differences and promote greater parental involvement, among other issues.

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