The state’s only dual-language program grows with Memphis’ Latino population

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: October 02, 2018 1:04 PM CT | Published: September 28, 2018 2:32 PM CT
<strong>Yvonne Thomas' kindergarteners dance to a song about fruit in one of Treadwell Elementary School's dual language classes on September 21, 2018. Treadwell's dual language program immerses kids in both Spanish and English for full fluency by fifth grade. It's the only program of its kind in Tennessee.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Yvonne Thomas' kindergarteners dance to a song about fruit in one of Treadwell Elementary School's dual language classes on September 21, 2018. Treadwell's dual language program immerses kids in both Spanish and English for full fluency by fifth grade. It's the only program of its kind in Tennessee. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

It’s lunchtime at Treadwell Elementary and the school’s new optional program coordinator, Darlene May, is heading to the cafeteria. Along the way, she’s met by a dozen students shouting, “Hola!” through beaming smiles.

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