Wake County schools promoting new foreign language programs

Posted by T. Keung Hui on May 13, 2014 

CORRECTED TO REFLECT THAT JEFFREYS GROVE ELEMENTARY IS A FULL IMMERSION,SPANISH PROGRAM.

Don’t be surprised to hear a lot in the news today about the Wake County school system wanting to expand language immersion programs.

The school system is inviting reporters to attend a “media opportunity” this morning at Jeffreys Grove Elementary School in Raleigh to watch students participating in the Spanish full-language immersion program. Students take all their core courses in Spanish.

The school system is trying to build public support for its budget proposal, which includes a request for $39.3 million more from county commissioners. The request includes $107,000 for language immersion programs.

Wake wants to continue the program at Jeffreys Grove and to start a Spanish dual-language immersion program at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale and a Mandarin Chinese full-language immersion program at Stough Elementary School in Raleigh.

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