Dallas Dance, Baltimore County Public Schools
“We knew early on that we wanted to make sure that our students were globally competitive and prepared. All the research talks to us about the earlier students can learn a second language, the better they'll be in acquiring their native language, but also the better they'll do in their other core content areas as well. Kids need to learn a second language in elementary school. Waiting until middle or high school is just too late.
“The future looks bright when you think about, again, our students being able to become bilingual or trilingual by the time they graduate.”