Bilingual Education Program Honored by White House

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Written by: Ashley Green (
Post date: September 15, 2015

The Bilingual Education Program at Texas A&M was recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

In honor of the celebration of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary, more than 230 Bright Spots from across the country were recognized.

The Bilingual Education Program at Texas A&M addresses educational achievement gaps for Hispanic students with active research, grants, recruitment of Hispanic/Latino degree-seeking candidates and professional development of all in-service bilingual teachers across Texas.

To date, the Bilingual Education Program has helped graduate and certify more than 100 Latino teachers every year.

By highlighting the work at Texas A&M, the Initiative seeks to spur innovation and encourage collaboration between the University and stakeholders, resulting in increased support for the educational attainment of the Hispanic community.

For more information about the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education and to see the online catalogue, visit:

For more information on the Bilingual Education Program, visit: