Kalamazoo Public Schools

KALAMAZOO, MI -- More students are graduating on time from Kalamazoo Public Schools, according to new state data, but the district continues to lag behind state averages. Data for the Class of 2014 shows that 69 percent of students who entered ninth grade in fall 2010 graduated on time four years later, while 13 percent dropped out and most of the remaining 18 percent were still in school. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

But students and parents say they have resources they need

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(Part 3 of 3) Students at Kalamazoo’s El Sol Elementary learn in both English and Spanish. But they don’t use their knowledge just to complete their homework.

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(Part Two of Three)

How do you teach students in two languages? The answer might seem obvious. Instruct them in one, then the other.

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 This is the first in a three-part series about the bilingual experience at El Sol.