World Language

Articles: World Language

Ariana Rawls Fine
Superintendent Debbi C. Burdick has brought her Arizona district's state ranking up to fifth out of 227.
Superintendent Debbi C. Burdick boosts student achievement with world languages
Alison DeNisco
St. Paul Public Schools has a large population of Hmong students, many of whom participate in a dual-language immersion program to learn their heritage language.
Community demand often leads schools to add classes in less-common languages, such as Hmong, Arabic, Hindi and Swahili
Alison DeNisco
Houston ISD’s new Arabic language immersion school will join the district’s Spanish and Mandarin programs.
After Spanish, Arabic is the second-most common non-English language spoken at home for families in the district
Ariana Rawls Fine
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Focus on current events, immersion and business simulations added to curriculums

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The principles of successful digital integration into classroom instruction are at work in Wade King Elementary School