June 8, 2013

Missoula Public School To Launch State's 1st Spanish Immersion Program

From http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/missoula-public-school-to-launch-state-s-first-spanish-immersion/article_34b3b5d6-c48a-558c-9d69-e6292e6bd60e.html

Missoula public school to launch state's 1st Spanish immersion program
by Betsy Cohen
June 2, 2013

When the 2013-14 school year begins, 40 students at Paxson Elementary will pioneer a Spanish immersion program that is being launched by Missoula County Public Schools.

The students, 20 kindergartners and 20 first-graders, will be the first public school students in all of Montana to experience a dual language immersion program.

“This is a big deal, and we are really excited about it,” said Kelly Chumrau, Paxson Elementary principal. “This is not happening anywhere else in the state in a public school.”

Read the full article: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/missoula-public-school-to-launch-state-s-first-spanish-immersion/article_34b3b5d6-c48a-558c-9d69-e6292e6bd60e.html

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