TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - TwoTucson schools have received funding to grow their Arabic language programs.
Safford K-8 Magnet School and Cholla High Magnet School received a $465,000 grantto be used in the schools' International Baccalaureate programs, which includesworld language studies.
TUSD has received a previous $55,000 Arabic language grant to be used forclassroom materials and curriculum development.
"This grant allows us to increase our students' choices of world languagesavailable for study," Ignacio Ruiz, TUSD's Director of Language Acquisitionsaid. "We are building world language capacity at our IB schools to create post-highschool opportunities for our graduates."