Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hoboken Dual Language Project (HoLa)

Today a meeting occurred between administrators of the Hoboken School District and founding members of the Hoboken Dual Language Project (HoLa). HoLa has a sincere interest in improving the quality of education in Hoboken as well as increasing the number of choices available to our community. HoLa bring a range of experiences to their project including their common love of language, international travel, and cultural exchenage. The 30 minute meeting centered on the importance of immersion programs in the social, cognitive and cultural development of the child; curricula and pedagogical reforms currently under way in the Hoboken School District; the concept of Contract Schools, and a desire to meet again in a few weeks for a follow-up meeting.