Harlandale's dual immersion program is one of a number of San Antonio bilingual education programs to be praised by Washington think-tank New America. Their latest report, Boomtown Kids, looks specifically at San Antonio as a model for the rest of the country to aspire to.Like most first-grade classrooms in the Harlandale Independent School District, learning is split between 90 percent Spanish and 10 percent English. Next year, the kids will split their time 80/20. By fourth grade, they'll learn 50/50.
According to the report, 30 percent of all students in San Antonio are dual language learners.
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