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North Carolina Mandarin immersion program so popular its school is becoming a magnet – upsetting some

January 31, 2019

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Glenwood Elementary to become language immersion magnet school

From The Tar Heel

By Jake Richard

Change is coming to Glenwood Elementary after the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education voted to convert Glenwood into a magnet school with an emphasis on its Mandarin language immersion program.

The program, which teaches students half of their curriculum in English and half in Mandarin, will become the central focus of the school.

An increasing amount of students have entered the Mandarin track in recent years, which has led to overcrowding at the school, said Jeff Nash, executive director of community relations for the district.

“Over the course of the years, we’ve added a new class each year as those kids have moved up,” Nash said. “There’s no more classrooms, so you’ve got to make some tough decisions with what you do with it.”

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