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AISD parents gradute from district’s Maestro en Casa program

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The Austin Independent School District is a diverse community. More than half of its students are Hispanic, another 8 percent are black and 3 percent identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, and a quarter of the student body enter the district as English-Language Learners. The Maestro en Casa program offers English lessons and other life skills to non-native English speakers who have children enrolled in AISD schools. On Wednesday, May 3, the program will host a graduation ceremony for a class of around 160 parents, who are encouraged to further continue their education through a GED or further English language courses. The graduation begins at 6 p.m. and takes place in the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.

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