Rep. Nisly: Leesburg Elementary awarded dual language grant

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Monday, July 24, 2017 1:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (July 24, 2017) – “Students in dual language programs often develop high language ability while consistently performing at or above their grade levels on standardized assessments in math and English. Beginning in kindergarten or first grade and continuing throughout their elementary education, students participating in this program will receive at least 50 percent of their instruction in Spanish.

“Learning a second language at a young age will better prepare our children for the next step in their academic careers and, ultimately, to enter a global, diversified workforce. Thank you to the administrators and teachers at Warsaw Community Schools who worked together to apply for this competitive grant, and I’m excited to see the strong community support for the new program.”

Click here for a list of school corporations receiving dual language program grants. The IDOE’s press release is below.


State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen) represents portions of Elkhart and Kosciusko counties.

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