Topics of Interest

As a life-long learner, I read a number of interesting books, research articles, journals and addresses to the public. As I come across those that I believe are important for our school community I will share these here with you for your learning. 

 

The Importance of Bilingual Education

I am proud of the fact that HPS offers a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program at Holland Language Academy.

In a speech to the California Association for Bilingual Education, Secretary of Education John King discussed the benefits that bilingual and multilingual students bring to our nation's classrooms. To overcome 21st-century challenges, everyone – from federal, state, and local governments, to community-based organizations, to schools and districts – must be diligent about preparing students equipped with the skills they need to be college- and career-ready.

Read more  on this topic at The Importance of Bilingual Education

Stronger Together: The Need for Diversity In America's Schools

In a speech before the PTA, Secretary of Education John King addresses the importance of diversity in our schools. HPS celebrates and honors the diversity of our staff and student body.

Read this powerful speech Stronger Together: The Need for Diversity in America's Schools