[EDLING:1563] Language program puts students on college path

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 11 16:02:01 UTC 2006

The Hub

Language program puts students on college path 

English Language Learners program recognized by state 

Staff Writer

LITTLE SILVER - The award-winning English Language Learners (ELL) program at 
Red Bank Regional High School emphasizes giving students the opportunity for a 
future in education. 

"Our college incentive program," said RBR Vice Principal Risa 
Cullinane, "which allows all ELL seniors to take six credits at Brookdale 
Community College, is key to what makes us 'Best Practice.' " 

The RBR ELL program was recently honored by the state Department of 
Education's Office of Bilingual Education with the "Best Practices" award, 
which is given to schools that are designated as model programs. 

RBR has a population of about 1,150, with 12 percent of students designated as 
bilingual. Ninety-nine percent of those students are Latino, and RBR is 
working hard to give the Spanish-speaking population every chance at a 
continuing education. 


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