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Rivera-Figueroa shares memories from his work as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. He now recruits bilingual educators to serve the growing Latino enrollment.

Conversations on Culture: Evolving to Serve a Growing Hispanic Student Community

September 20, 2018

As the school system’s Diversity Recruitment Executive Coordinator, Tomas Rivera-Figueroa oversees the recruitment and hiring of Latino educators to serve our fast-growing Hispanic population – work that comes full circle with his own children’s success.

Hispanics compose 17 percent of Prince George’s County residents, yet make up 32 percent of PGCPS students, representing the school system’s fastest-growing demographic. With average growth of 1.5 percent annually, PGCPS could be a majority Latino school system within a decade if current trends hold.

 


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Expanding

93

Arts integration expanding from 73 to 93 programs


Hiring

1000

New Teachers


Building & Renovating

1

Tulip Grove Elementary Renovation


Funding

$1M

Shifted to schools from central office


Building & Renovating

41

Summer Replacement Projects


Growing Enrollment

134,466

Up from 125,135 in 2013


Building & Renovating

17

Summer Pod/SSR Restorations


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$3M

New technology in the classroom: Chromebooks, iPads, SMART boards, Labs