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Arabic Immersion School Will Be One Of The First In U.S.

The incoming pre-K and kindergarten students hail from 40 different ZIP codes in Houston. (Houston Public Media)
The incoming pre-K and kindergarten students hail from 40 different ZIP codes in Houston. (Houston Public Media)

Arabic is one of the most popular languages in the world, with almost 300 million speakers. Soon, children as young as 4 years old will learn Arabic at a new public school in Houston, Texas.

The Arabic Immersion Magnet School is one of the first programs of its kind in the nation, and it’s also stirring some controversy.

Laura Isensee with Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media has the story.

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