Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, filmed at W.B. Simpson Elementary, Governor Markell highlights the World Language Immersion Initiative and announces its expansion.
All of our young people deserve access to the best possible education and training for their futures. That means supporting them in reading, writing, math, and science, and helping them acquire key skills for jobs in growing industries. But, we must not overlook the value of language learning. In today’s interconnected world, our economy and individuals’ job opportunities increasingly rely on the ability to communicate with people whose first language isn’t English.
Governor Jack Markell, who provided the leadership and funding for language immersion studies in Delaware elementary schools through his World Language Expansion Initiative in 2011, on Tuesday joined immersion students from across the Caesar Rodney School District for a celebratory event at Simpson Elementary School, where he also discussed the state’s plan to expand the program and to ensure students can continue their immersion language study after elementary school.
Date Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Building a rewarding career in growing industries today increasingly requires education and training beyond the traditional high school curriculum. We’re committed to opening those pathways for every Delaware student. One way is through our innovative Pathways to Prosperity program. It’s forging partnerships between employers, school districts, and institutions of higher education to provide hands-on, real-world training to high school students.
Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights Delaware’s commitment to ensuring students have the skills and education they need to thrive in the new economy.
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