More on the proposed HoLa! Program


Want to learn more about the controversial HoLa! Dual Language program that has been one of the top Hoboken Board of Education stories as of late?

Learn about HoLa!

hola hoboken logo - More on the proposed HoLa! ProgramIf you are interested in learning about dual language education, and specifically about the HoLa program being proposed for the Hoboken Public Schools for September, 2009, please join us for an info session this Saturday, January 31, 2-3:30pm, at the Boys & Girls Club, 123 Jefferson Street. This will be an open house forum, with a brief presentation and a variety of stations and materials available. Pizza will be served and babysitting will be provided, so feel free to bring the kids.

** Please note that this program has not yet been approved by the Board of Education, but that we continue to actively seek approval for September, 2009. All outreach and advocacy is being conducted through our own efforts and at our own expense.

A few answers to our most frequently asked questions….

  • A range of academic, cognitive and linguistic benefits are associated with dual language education.
  • The HoLa program follows the established Two-Way Immersion model of dual language education, where students from different language backgrounds learn together in both Spanish and English. No previous exposure to a second language required!
  • If approved, the HoLa program will be a fully integrated offering of the Hoboken Public Schools (not a charter), and will follow the standard curriculum of the public schools, adapted for an immersion setting.
  • If approved, registration will be open to all Hoboken residents with children entering K or 1 in September (with a grade added each year through 8th). If demand exceeds availability, a lottery will be conducted to ensure fair access.
  • If approved, space will be provided within the Hoboken Public Schools (at the discretion of the Superintendent).
  • Students with special needs are embraced and provided for, according to need, in dual language classrooms.
  • Dual language classrooms do not cost any more to operate than other classrooms. One-time start up costs are minimal.

Please feel free to contact us directly with any other questions:

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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Thursday, February 5, 2009 1:24 pm

[quote comment=”133552″]twll din pob sais![/quote]

Some are but, I’m sure more than 10% of any population is as well.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:41 am

[quote comment=”133553″]I thought everyone said Chinese was the language to learn.[/quote]

You only really need to learn one phrase and that’s, “Me play joke”. Because if you hear that and you’ve just taken a swig of your Coke…bad news.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 11:08 am

Let’s stop this continued excessive spending of taxpayer money on special ed programs until the BoE budget has been cut back to a more reasonable level and the passing rate of the Hoboken student population in state examinations has been improved to a more dignified level!

Thursday, February 5, 2009 10:59 am

I thought everyone said Chinese was the language to learn.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009 10:57 am

twll din pob sais!

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