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Senate Bills to Expand Education Access, Teacher Certification and In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients

Kenny Eliason

A new state senate bill would amend current state teacher certification rules to allow DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients to work in Pennsylvania public schools.

Right now, immigrants in the state can apply for certification only if they plan to teach a foreign language or have a green card and commit to becoming a U.S. citizen. WITF’s Gabriela Martinez reports.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 4/29/23)

Gabriela Martínez is a Report for America corps member covering race and identity in central Pennsylvania with a focus on the region’s growing Latino community. She is interested in grassroots political movements and covering the discussions happening in underrepresented communities of color.