More on the proposed Boston Mandarin immersion charter
HADLEY — The executive director and a trustee of the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School aim to open a second school near Boston, even as the Hadley school expands into the secondary grades.
Richard E. Alcorn, the school’s director, and trustee Rosalie Porter, a language educator, both of Amherst, submitted a prospectus to the state proposing a kindergarten through 12th-grade Chinese Immersion Charter School to serve Brookline, Cambridge, Newton, Waltham, Watertown and Weston. Joining them in the bid is Cambridge educator Anne S. Watt. The application states that the school would be located “probably” in Newton.
According to the prospectus, there is a dearth of Chinese programs in the northeast, and a school near Boston would fill a need.
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