Friday, October 15, 2004

From Failing School to Dual-Language

Carbondale Elementary School in Colorado is in its third year of probation by the state department of education. The student body is made up of poor students, half of whom qualify for free lunches. Wealthy local residents do not send their kids to Carbondale. To attract them, officials are planning to turn Carbondale into a dual-language school, which would be appealing to wealthy parents interested in their kids becoming bilingual.

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