Austin ISD Celebrates 9 years of Bilingual Education with 8th grade students

The Austin Independent School District celebrates a dual language milestone with more than 150 8th grade students from Fulmore, Paredes, and Bedichek Middle Schools.  These students have completed nine years of learning Spanish and English through their public education.
The students have been in the dual language program since kindergarten and most will continue with the dual language program through high school.
The celebration is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22 from at the Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in the auditorium.
Guest speakers include Superintendent Paul Cruz and Mando Rayo. Rayo is an award winning Texas blogger and co-author of 'The Tacos of Texas' (UT Press) and 'Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day.'
After the ceremony the students will explore the University of Texas campus.
The event is free. Parking is free after ticket is validated.