September 08, 2010 Filed in: Education Programs
Brittany Levine, The Orange County Register 2010-11 school year opens at Las Palmas Elementary with enrollment boosted by demand for a growing Spanish/English program.
May 21, 2010 Filed in: Education Programs
May 21, 2010, Fermin Leal, The Orange County Register About 44 percent of Orange County's public school students still learning English passed a state test measuring fluency, figures released Friday reveal. More than 122,000 English learners took the California English Language Development Test, administered this spring. Statewide, 40 percent of the state's 1.3 million students still learning English passed … English learners make up about a quarter of the 500,000 students enrolled in county public schools...
April 12, 2010 Filed in: Education Programs
Column: Carol Varavanich, The Orange County Register Q. Last week there was a question about second-language learning. I didn't know if you were aware that both Capistrano Unified and Saddleback Valley Unified have two-way Spanish language immersion programs. They are much cheaper than private lessons, they are free! My own children, now in 11th and 12th grades, have been in this program since kinder, I can't tell you how beneficial it has been academically, socially, emotionally.... I could go on and on...