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News Release

At French Immersion School, a Love for Russian
October 5, 2011
For Immediate Release
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To find the public school with the largest reported number of tweens learning Russian, look not in New York City, Alaska or anywhere else known for enclaves of immigrants from that country. Instead peer into Room 213 at Robert Goddard French Immersion School in Prince George’s County, where a curly-haired teacher on this particular day is bouncing a rag doll named “Tyoti Moti” on her knee. Read more in the Washington Post>> 

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.