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Proposed school would advance language study

Friday - 5/17/2013, 8:41pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Students in language immersion programs at public charter elementary schools may have a chance to continue their studies if a proposed middle and high school comes about.

Currently students at five schools can take part in language immersion programs in French, Spanish or Chinese. The proposed District of Columbia International School would offer language education in grades 6 through 12.

The Washington Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/YP8JoW) that Yu Ying school has received the charter board's approval to expand into upper grades. The other four schools' requests will be discussed at a public hearing next week.

If approved, the school would open in the fall of 2014 with about 200 seats in the sixth grade and 200 in the seventh grade.

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Information from: The Washington Examiner, http://www.washingtonexaminer.com


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