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Superintendent Robert W. Runcie to Tour Dual Language Program

Monday, November 17, 2014
 
 
WHO:             
Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Students, Teachers and Administrators
 
WHAT:          
This school year, Broward County Public Schools  (BCPS) expanded the number of elementary schools offering Dual Language programs to 15 schools.  Superintendent Runcie will be touring one of the new Dual Language programs at Cypress Elementary School.  He will visit with kindergarten and first grade students, who have prepared special presentations, speak with teachers and learn about the unique opportunities the Dual Language program provides to students.
 
WHEN:           
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
           
WHERE:        
Cypress Elementary School
851 SW Third Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
                       
WHY:             
As part of the Dual Language program, students at Cypress Elementary spend  two-and-a-half hours each school day learning core subject areas, language arts/reading, math, science and social studies in Spanish from one teacher and in English from another teacher.  Dual Language programs provide students with the opportunity to learn a second language, which creates greater economic opportunities as part of a global society and increases students’ higher order thinking skills.
 

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