Coral Way Elementary School in Dade County, Florida, is considered to be the first public school bilingual bicultural education program for both English and Spanish speakers in the United States. It began as a way to accommodate the thousands of children of Cuban refugee families that streamed into southern Florida at the time of and just after the Castro’s Cuban revolution of 1959 and was subsidized by authorities.
Bilingual teacher aids
This collection contains the audio files and transcripts of oral history interviews with 19 individuals associated with Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School. These individuals were associated with Coral Way in the early days of the bilingual program in the 1960's or at the time of the interviews in 2008.
This collection contains digitized copies of historical documents, official documents, working papers and correspondence associated with the Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School. The collection includes daily schedules, letters to parents, conference presentations, curriculum workshops for teachers, faculty lists and many other documents that serve as a record of the daily workings of the school, the progress of the school through the early years.