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Education Watch: Monday, April 23rd, 2018

23 April 2018


Students at North Fork Middle School in quicksburg planted and dedicated a daffodil garden in remembrance of the holocaust and those affected by the event, planting 42 daffodil bulbs thursday with plans to plant another 250 in november.  Lydia Foosnes, one of the students working on the project, is reported as saying “It’s important we learn about past history,” Lydia said. “I want people to understand what happened in (the) past so you can correct it in the future.”

 

This Wednesday Virginia secretary of Education Atif Qarni made a trip to Frederick Douglass Elementary School as part of his statewide listening tour to investigate the schools dual-immersion language program, where Spanish and English are taught to the students in equal importance, which gives students half their days education in english and the other half in spanish. Qarni was impressed by the initiative, and reported as saying “This is a great model, “We’ll definitely be talking about it with other school divisions.”