February 18, 2013
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts, has gained the recommendation of the state education commissioner to be allowed to open a full high school.
Elementary and secondary education commissioner Mitchell Chester recommended the school to expand its curriculum to include grades all the way up to the 12th grade, according to The Daily Hampshire Gazette.
The school currently offers kindergarten through ninth grade.
January 15, 2013
A school district in Minnesota is expanding Chinese instruction at its schools, according to the Pioneer Press.
The north-metro school district in White Bear Lake has expanded world-language classes in elementary schools for all grades, including Chinese lessons for kids.
Lincoln and Vadnais Heights adopted Mandarin Chinese as the result of parent surveys and changes will take place next year, according to the article posted Jan. 13.