WYOMING, Del. – Elementary school students in the Caesar Rodney District sang songs in English, Spanish and Mandarin on Tuesday. They were all in grades K- through fourth.

Each of the students began Delaware’s world language immersion program in kindergarten. It started four years ago.

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, the superintendent for the district says, “Our children and their parents have embraced the opportunity to learn either Chinese or Spanish. It’s just fantastic.”

The program is in 3 out of 5 elementary schools in the Caesar Rodney District. Overall, it’s in 16 schools in the state. Governor Jack Markell plans to bring that number up to 22 schools by the fall. The increase will impacting more than 3,000 students. 8,000 students will be impacted over the course of 10 years.

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