Every year, schools all across the country welcome larger numbers of students who don't speak English. "Becoming Bilingual" highlights the challenges faced by teachers responsible for teaching these children to read. Hosted by acclaimed actress Rita Moreno, the program visits schools in Chicago, Illinois; El Paso, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; Woodburn, Oregon; Washington, D.C.; and Long Beach, California to find out what it takes to teach six-year-olds fluent in Spanish or Russian or Hmong how to read in English.
This WETA TV 26 production explores the history, mission and daily operations of Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 Americans. This revered place honors the dead and brings great meaning to the living.
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.