March 31, 2013

Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Wants All Students To Graduate Bilingual


Dance wants all students to graduate bilingual
Superintendent to expand foreign language to elementary school; give all middle and high school students digital devices
By Alison Knezevich
March 21, 2013

Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance plans to issue digital devices to middle- and high-school students and wants all children in the school system to graduate bilingual, believing it will make them globally competitive, he said in the county's first state of the schools address Thursday.

"Earning a Baltimore County public schools diploma needs to have greater meaning," he told a crowd at Valley Mansion in Cockeysville.

Dance wants to start foreign language instruction in elementary school, rather than middle school. Those language skills will help students find better jobs and earn more income for the rest of their lives, he said.

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