Brayhan Diaz Martinez searches his desk for an assignment in Gabriela Camacho's first grade class at Old Town Elementary School.
Signs around Gabreila Camacho's first grade class list instructions in English and Spanish at Old Town Elementary School.
Gabriela Camacho helps her first grade student, Diego Martinez Marin, with a question on a math assignment at Old Town Elementary School.
Magdahy Perez completes a geography exercise in Gabriela Camacho's first grade class.
Misael Alvarado Rubio works on a geography exercise in Gabriela Camacho's first grade class.
Gabriela Camacho leads her first grade class in a geography exercise on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Old Town Elementary School.
Rusty Hall, Principal of Old Town Elementary School
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:40 pm
Updated: 11:53 pm, Sat Feb 16, 2013.
School is tough. From day one, students are charged with a whole host of academic expectations to meet – not to mention the complex social and emotional development that takes place throughout the school age years. Besides absorbing reading, writing, math and science, they must maintain a nearly single-minded focus on test taking.
Now imagine the pressure of meeting those expectations, all while learning a second language -- the language in which those tests are written.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:40 pm.
Updated: 11:53 pm.