A model bilingual program in an elementary school has been recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as a model for the state.

A Model Bilingual ProgramIn Vineland, NJ, the K-5 bilingual program was identified as deserving of honor for efforts to teach world languages, bilingual education, and English as a second language.

“By honoring the work of these 11 districts, we make it possible for other districts to replicate and build upon their success,” Education Commissioner David C. Hespe said in a statement. “I applaud those districts that are willing to share their best practices so that we can collectively improve second language programs for students in every school.”

The program was identified through a site visit by state officials and world language supervisors and college professors, as well as a program review. Eleven districts in total were honored for their efforts in teaching languages of the world.

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