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One Less Bilingual Charter School in Nation’s Capital

By Mary Ann Zehr — August 19, 2009 1 min read
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The D.C. Public Charter School Board has approved the request of the Academia Bilingue de la Comunidad, a bilingual charter school in the District of Columbia, to give up its charter. That means it won’t operate this school year. A press release from the charter school board said the school had low enrollment, which translated into financial troubles. Without that school and three others that closed in D.C. over the past school year, the charter board oversees 56 public charters.

But the nation’s capital still has six bilingual charter schools (two of them are for adults), according to a list provided to me by the charter school board. They are:

D.C. Bilingual (Spanish/English)
E. W. Stokes (Spanish/English; French/English)
Latin American Montessori Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Washington Yu Ying (Chinese/English)
Carlos Rosario International (Adult Education)
Next Step/El Proximo Paso (Adult Education)

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.