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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710b50000The New Classroom is a special reporting series, supported by The Walton Family Foundation, exploring the struggles, changes and innovations in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find reports in this series listed below.

Proposed Bill Would Allow Bilingual, Dual Immersion Programs in Schools

Springdale School District
Arkansas Rep. Megan Godfrey says a school district like Springdale could benefit immensely from bilingual and dual immersion programs since many students are English learners.

House Bill 1451, which was filed by Arkansas Rep. Megan Godfrey, D-Springdale, would allow schools and districts to adopt bilingual and dual immersion programs in the languages of their choosing. Arkansas is one of two states that don't provide these types of teaching models, which Godfrey says are beneficial for both English learners and native English speakers.

Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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