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Back to school stories show why students are in good hands | Editorial
It’s back to school time here in Bellevue. Well, almost. Students in Bellevue’s public school actually go back into the classrooms on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
But today we begin reporting on a number of new programs and initiatives that will be in place this year in Bellevue schools. The stories will continue over the next several issues and include a look at fall sports, too.
By many measures, Bellevue schools are among the top in the nation. The district long has been considered a bellwether district, one that constantly pushes to find better ways to educate students.
A couple of those are highlighted in today’s Reporter.
On page 13, you’ll find a story about the district’s dual language school where all students will be taught in Mandarin Chinese and English simultaneously. The new school will be the only Mandarin Dual Language School in the state which follows a two-way model.
An article on page 10 tells how the district is expanding its DreamBox program for elementary students. It’s a math program that adjusts to each student’s individual learning pace. Not only does the program help students who struggle with math concepts, but also students find it is fun to do. As one third grader said: “I like the days when I can use DreamBox. After school, I go home and play DreamBox.”
The above just scratch the surface of what’s going on in the classrooms.
There’s also an opinion piece on this page from Rod Jones, a trustee on the Bellevue Schools Foundation Board, about how that organization works hand-in-hand with the district to produce world-class education for our children.
Bellevue has a lot going for it. From what we can see, our children are in very good hands.
– Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter