Title

The Portland School Department's bilingual preschool program has failed to win a

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

9-12-1996

Pages

5

Abstract

The Portland School Department's bilingual preschool program has failed to win a renewed federal grant and is forced to close. Federal officials say the program focused too narrowly on teaching English, while school officials say they concentrated on preparing children for elementary school. Educators say closing the program will hurt parents who depended on the program for day care and the students who will no longer receive two years' instruction in English.

Subjects

Refugees -- Education -- Portland

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