Second language programs at 10 New Jersey school districts were honored this week by the NJ Department of Education. The districts will serve as models of best practices in world languages programs and bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for English language learners.
The programs were selected based on success in developing students’ second language skills and achievement in a second language. The four districts receiving awards for world languages were Englewood Public Schools, Fair Haven School District, Princeton Public Schools, and West Windsor-Plainsboro Public Schools. The six districts receiving awards for bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs were: Clifton Public Schools, Howell Township Public Schools, Linden Public Schools, River Edge Public Schools, Roselle Public Schools, and West Windsor-Plainsboro Public Schools.