Fewer language students enrolling in California Schools



From: The Los Angeles Times

Faced with fewer students enrolling in language-immersion courses once they reach the secondary-school level, Glendale Unified officials may consolidate some immersion programs in middle schools and do away with them entirely at Hoover High School.

“The reality of small class sizes at the secondary level has been an ongoing issue,” said Sherry Kully, a coordinator for student support services.

Only three students in the current sixth-grade Italian class at Franklin Magnet Elementary School are expected to enroll in Italian at Roosevelt Middle School next school year.

Of the 32 sixth-graders studying Korean at Monte Vista Elementary, half said they’ll continue studying Korean at Rosemont Middle School, according to a district report.

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