NMSU professor leads bilingual literacy project

Created: 01/03/2014 9:18 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - An associate professor at New Mexico State University has launched a bilingual literacy project for elementary school students and their families.

NMSU's College of Education is receiving funding for the project through a $15,000 Stocker Foundation grant. The project is focused on second- and third-grade students at two elementary schools in the Hatch district.

Professor Anita Hernandez says the program aims to get families to share their stories through bilingual and multicultural books.

NMSU faculty and the elementary school teachers plan to meet twice a month with Hatch families.

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