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Eugene, Oregon votes for Mandarin immersion

January 12, 2017

The Eugene School ­District will offer a fifth language immersion program to its students beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

At its meeting Wednesday, the Eugene School Board unanimously voted to approve the district’s proposal to implement a K-12 Mandarin Chinese program.

But concerns about a split school location and equitable practices ­dominated the conversation about the future program.

The plan is to implement a Mandarin Chinese program in the Churchill High School region of the district, beginning at the Family School at Crest Elementary School. The school has four classrooms available, the district said.

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