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Latino bilingual website for teachers to debut at Hunter College

Education Albany, NY---Officials of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust and Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College (in Manhattan) will debut a first-of- its-kind bilingual website designed to showcase Hispanic contributions to New York State history Tuesday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at Hunter College’s Centro. Known as La Escuela Electrónica (the Electronic Schoolhouse), the new web resource will be available in English and Spanish. La Escuela Electrónica examines the Latino experience in New York through photographs, letters, broadsides, flyers, and more dating from 1861 to the present. Bilingual introductory videos explain how teachers can use such primary sources in their classrooms and the kinds of institutions that care for these one-of-a-kind materials. Within the website, documents are organized by topics selected to correlate to New York’s learning standards: immigration, labor unions, biography, civil rights, cul