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.