Demand growing for interpreters in courts, hospitals

November 18, 2008

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–When Mildred Schoenfeld Hoy moved to Central Virginia 13 years ago, she had trouble finding a place to volunteer as a Spanish language interpreter. The public offices and schools that she approached in Waynesboro full story
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Schools teach English to parents

November 5, 2008

CHESTERFIELD, VA–A stay-at-home mom with kids in elementary school, Maria Del Socorro Coronado moved to Chesterfi eld County last year. Though it’s been almost a decade since she immigrated to the United States, she’s not proficient at English. So she was pleased to learn Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) is offering a 10-week pilot English full story
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ESOL Enrollment Is Higher Than Projected

October 13, 2008

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA–The Prince William County school system’s enrollment in English for Speakers of Other Languages has dipped this year to 13,130 students — a drop of 279 from last year — but the figure is much higher than projected and will force the system to try to find about $1.6 million in its reserve funds and state coffers, school officials said. full story