Detroit Public Schools opens new dual-language high school

Detroit has a new high school for bilingual students who speak Spanish and English.Academy of the Americas has expanded from its main building in southwest Detroit. Previously, all students attended classes in the same location. The new site will house students in grades 8-10. The high school teaches a curriculum with a 50-50 ratio of both languages, which means students need to have a prior background in speaking Spanish.

Dual-language immersion programs serve needs of Minnesota students

Brittany O'Connor presented a typical math lesson to her third-graders Tuesday, but she taught it in an unconventional way - in Spanish.O'Connor's 23 students are part of Little Canada Elementary School's growing dual-language immersion program - the Roseville school district initiative that pairs students who want to learn Spanish and native speakers with limited English skills.