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.
This collection contains digitized copies of historical documents, official documents, working papers and correspondence associated with the Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School.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.
This collection contains photographs of pupils and teachers at Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School. Group and individual photographs. Individual Pupil Progress Reports (Shore); Album of teacher’s application for Teacher of the Year Award ( Pineiro); School Days memory book (Porto); and current photographs of Coral Way Bilingual Elementary School