Wednesday, August 22

Dual language coverage on the rise, too

Insideschools must have started a trend with our recent article about dual language programs citywide — two daily newspapers have profiled the programs this week! Yesterday, the Daily News noted that Khalil Gibran will be "just 1 in 70" dual language programs (although it will not be dual language in its first year). Today, the New York Times takes a look at this fall's influx of French dual-language programs, many of which were started with the help of the French Embassy and the organization Education Francaise a New York. Everyone agrees that it's terrific when students achieve fluency in a second language, with one parent telling the Daily News that she turns heads at cocktail parties when she mentions that her son, a student at Amistad Dual Language School, speaks fluent Spanish.

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