A pilot program is in place in two Danbury elementary schools for the new school year. A World Language experience at Shelter Rock and South Street elementary schools is being tested. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sal Pascarella says they've tried to expand parent choice in the district with two magnet schools.
He says they've been struggling with how they can offer world languages at other schools, but they may have figured it out. A partnership with Rosetta Stone has worked well in other districts, so they are starting a pilot program here. The struggle has been with limited resources. Pascarella says the two schools will pilot a program during the day using Rosetta Stone.
After-school programs will also be in place at various elementary schools. Pitney Bowes like the idea and is sponsoring part of the program. A grant covers eight schools and 225 students.