dual language teacher at Leal Elementary School
(Sean Powers/WILL)
January 24, 2013

With Dual Language, Urbana Seeks to Boost Bilingualism

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly one in five school-age children in the United States speaks a language other than English at home, and most of the time that is Spanish.

Bilingual education has been seen as a way to teach English to kids who are learning it as a second language, but some school districts, including Urbana, are ramping up bilingual education programs to prepare all students to be bilingual and biliterate.


January 23, 2013

Stratton Criticizes Urbana Boneyard Plan

The multimillion dollar project to beautify the Boneyard Creek in downtown Urbana is not money well-spent, according to mayoral candidate Les Stratton.


January 23, 2013

Indiana Flu Deaths Rise to 40

Indiana health officials say the state's flu-related deaths have grown to 40, with most of those victims over age 65.


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