San Bernardino, Calif., program promotes Spanish-English fluency

10/20/2003 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Students at Lincoln Elementary School can learn English and Spanish as part of a dual-immersion program mixing native speakers of both languages in the same classroom. While local studies indicate the dual-immersion students perform at or above grade level on standardized tests, critics say the voluntary program flouts a 1998 initiative mandating mostly-English instruction.

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