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Potpourri: Going to School in Two Languages

Dual-language programs — in which K-12 students learn core subjects in two languages — are growing across the country, reports the Education Writers Association.

In 2000, there were about 260 programs. One estimate is 2,000 programs now. Thirty-nine states and Washington, D.C., offered the program during the 2012-13 school year, most frequently combining English with Spanish or Chinese. Last year, New York City added 40 new programs. Washington D.C. is adding three this fall at the elementary, middle and high school levels.