Ohio district to open first bilingual school this fall

Thursday, July 3, 2014

There's a new charter school in town, a first of it's kind. Toledo Smart Elementary school or (TSES) is Toledo's first bilingual school opening this fall. Local Latino leaders like Robert Torres have been working for 15 years to open a school like this one. He tells 13abc, "We want to welcome all Toledoans to experience education from a multicultural prospective truly multicultural in culture and in language. "

Toledo Smart is a K-2nd grade school that will teach core subjects in Spanish and English--giving individual attention to the personal needs of students.This school is not just for Spanish speaking students--but for any student seeking to pick up a dual language.

Brandon Godzik is the project manager of Toledo Smart. He says there are similar schools in Columbus and Dayton that show growth and academic success.

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