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Benefits of Dual Language Programs

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Blog by: Laura Hermes, Intern, UT Austin What is a Dual Language Program?  Dual Language Immersion programs, commonly referred to by the acronym DLIs, are a way for students to be immersed in two languages simultaneously during their early education. DLIs are most commonly offered in English combined with Spanish, French, Mandarin, or American Sign […]

Edgewood ISD Teacher Wins EXCEL Award

Edgewood ISD teacher receives EXCEL Award

Edgewood ISD’s Zenaida Rodriguez received the KENS5 ExCEL Award for her outstanding work at Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary, where she teaches fourth grade in a bilingual classroom. Rodriguez has taught at HBG Elementary for fifteen years, but as she recalls in her interview with KENS 5 News, school was not always a place of comfort […]

Public Schools Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

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CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE AND DIVERSITY We celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month this year from September 15th to October 15th.  The month honors anniversaries of independence for Latin American countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. (Library of Congress)  During this month we focus on the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to […]

AISD Offers Mandarin Immersion

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Alief offers Mandarin immersion programs to students in pre-k! Alief ISD‘s full immersion enrichment program provides a classroom environment for Alief students while they receive 50% of their daily instruction in Mandarin and 50% of their daily instruction in English.  The program provides students the opportunity to attain bilingualism in both languages as they […]

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