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Sweeney School Hosts Educators from Across New England Thursday

Sweeney Elementary School will be opening its doors to Multi State Association of Bilingual Educators (MABE) Annual Conference participants.  Educators from across New England will be observing Windham Public School’s brand new One-Way Dual Language Program – Dos Ríos.  The visit will take place from 9:00 am to 11:00 on Thursday, March 21. 

 

The tour is an optional visit as part of the 8th Annual MABE Conference being held this weekend in Pawcatuck, RI.   More than 300 educators are expected to be in attendance.

 

MABE is a professional non-profit organization of individuals whose purpose is to promote bilingualism and multiculturalism as assets that provide cognitive, social, emotional, educational, and employment advantages for all students.

 

The One-Way Dual Language program is for emergent bilingual students in grades Kindergarten to 2 at Natchaug, Sweeney and North Windham School.  Instruction is handled by one bilingual instructor who presents academic instruction half of the time in English and half of the time in Spanish.