Dual-language model gains momentum in Texas

08/17/2007 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

More Texas schools are abandoning the traditional bilingual class model in favor of dual-language offerings that mix English- and Spanish-speaking children and teach them all both languages. "They don't always know exactly what each other is saying, but they are somehow able to communicate because they're kids," said parent Stacy Caldwell, who enrolled her English-speaking son Alex in a dual-language class.

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