Our City, Our Schools

A look at city investments in education

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About Our City, Our Schools

The series highlights levy-funded programs from pre-K through high school. Host Brian Callanan talks with everyone from principals to preschoolers about the Families and Education Levy's successes and its challenges. Is the investment paying off? How are levy programs improving student achievement? What are the benchmarks for measuring the levy's effectiveness?

Our City, Our Schools: Dual Language Preschool
Our City, Our Schools: Dual Language Preschool

What are the benefits of a bilingual learning environment? We visit the Chinese Information and Service Center's bilingual preschool, where the young students are making academic and cultural gains. How do dual-language programs preserve cultural identity and what benefits do they bring to the early-learning and family environment? This segment is part of the Our City, Our Schools special series, which offers an up-close look at Seattle Families and Education Levy-funded programs designed to increase student success in school. Gain more insight on early childhood  language learning from the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center Newsletter (pdf).