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Sterling needs more Latino teachers to match its student population. But how?

Former board of education member Gonzalo Reyes offers a home-grown path to cultivating educators

Gonzalo Reyes, an educator and former member of the Sterling Public Schools board of education, speaks during the public comment time Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, on the need for the district to financially assist Latino students on a career path to become teachers and then hire them. He said cited Illinois Report Card data that showed there are too few Latino teachers in a district in which more than one-third of the students are also Latino.
Troy Taylor

Troy E. Taylor

Was named editor for Saukvalley.com and the Gazette and Telegraph in 2021. An Illinois native, he has been a reporter or editor in daily newspapers since 1989.