Teachers from Spain Begin Arriving in Tulsa

Aug 1, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Teachers recruited from Spain by a Tulsa school district have started to arrive in Oklahoma for the new academic year.

The Tulsa World reports four of the 11 expected educators arrived Thursday in Oklahoma. They will teach students Spanish and about the culture in Spain.

The state's education department selected Tulsa Public Schools and the Oklahoma City school district for the pilot project. Other states have participated in the guest teacher program with Spain for more than 25 years. Oklahoma recently accepted an offer to join.

The guest teachers are on annual contracts, and school districts have the option to renew them up to two times. Their salaries and benefits will be the same as other Oklahoma public school teachers.