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Dual-language classes growing in popularity

October 3, 2007
English Language LearnersState & LocalWorkforce
Martha Deller and Diane Smith
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

As more Hispanics make Texas their home, dual-language programs are becoming increasingly popular in schools statewide. School officials attribute the increase to a shortage of bilingual teachers and a mandate from the state that requires districts with at least 20 non-English-speaking students to offer bilingual classes.