Catawba County elementary schools prepare for dual language programs

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

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Dana Greene and Leslie Barnette were part of the task force three years ago that started to look at innovative practices to use at St. Stephens Elementary School.

For several years, there has been an interest in Catawba County Schools to create a dual language model, English as a second language coordinator Dana Greene told the school board during a recent meeting.

“After research and seeing several schools in our area launch successful programs, we thought it was time for Catawba County Schools to as well,” Greene said.

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