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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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 129,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.