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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 24, 2013

With Dual Language, Urbana Seeks to Boost Bilingualism

By Sean Powers


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dual language teacher at Leal Elementary School

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.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - January 22, 2013

Indiana Gov. Pence Outlines Vision for State

By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence delivered his first State of the State address on Tuesday night.Gov. Pence spent the bulk of his half hour speech touting his proposed budget.

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