There is a grassroots movement to start a Dual Language (Mandarin) Program at Miner Elementary. The "ground-swell" now includes interest from inbound ANC commissioners, CHPSPO, members of the PTO --and of course neighborhood parents. There is support in the conversation continuing and seeing where it goes.
That conversation is continuing in two venues next month:
- June 13 @ 1:00 - Rosedale Rec Center (1701 Gales Street): A screening of "Speaking in Tongues" a documentary about Dual Language programs, followed by a Q&A about Dual Language programs and the possibility of starting one at Miner ES. This is likely to provide "intro-level" information as it is at the very beginning of the conversation.
- June 11 @ 7:00 - Tyler ES (1001 G St SE): Community Forum hosted by Tyler Elementary School, CHPSPO and DC Immersion Project that will provide more in-depth information, including a presentation of scholarly research for those who are already at Tyler as well as for families just starting to think about this.
Both events are free and open to the public.