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Cardinal Valley takes dual language approach to strengthen the school’s foundation, future

Two of the five kindergarten classes comprise the new dual language program, which ensures Hispanic youngsters grasp the essentials in Spanish before tackling English. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   To enhance the big picture of their lives, Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington is working to improve the littlest students’ initial engagement in school...

Cardinal Valley takes dual language approach to strengthen the school's foundation, future

Two of the five kindergarten classes comprise the new dual language program, which ensures Hispanic youngsters grasp the essentials in Spanish before tackling English. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   To enhance the big picture of their lives, Cardinal Valley Elementary in Lexington is working to improve the littlest students’ initial engagement in school...

Day of Service: Bilingual teens give their time to tutor Cardinal Valley’s ESL youngsters

The partnership benefited both sides. The Cardinal Valley children received additional academic help and one-on-one attention from older students, and the bilingual volunteers from Bryan Station got to practice their Spanish with native speakers. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Eighth-graders typically might not mix well with fifth-graders, but throw in...