Landis Elementary among Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program Grant Recipients

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today additional grant recipients of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program. Due to the availability of additional funding, Indiana opened a second round of awards for the 2019-2020 school year.

“When we immerse our students in diverse cultures and languages, we provide an education that better prepares them for the world in which we live,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “I am proud to see these awarded schools continuing to expand already strong learning environments for our kids.”

The DLI Program distributes financial assistance to school corporations or charter schools for either the establishment of new programs or the introduction of new languages within existing programs. DLI programs must begin in kindergarten or first grade and use an instructional model that provides at least 50 percent of its instruction in a target language, with the remaining instructional time in English. In total, 10 schools received awards to continue existing programs, with one school receiving funding to begin a new language program.

To view a list of current grant recipients, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/news/19-20-dli-additional-grant-recipients-december.pdf.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Landis Elementary School is the recipient of a $20,000 grant for their Spanish dual immersion program.

For additional information on the DLI Program, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/standards/dual-language-immersion.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Education