Law rewards bilingual Colorado students
By Joey Bunch
A new law will reward bilingual high school students, if they prove they can speak, understand and write a second language in addition to English, a move heartily endorsed by business and education groups.
Senate Bill 123 was co-sponsored by Republican Sen. Kevin Priola of Henderson and Democratic Sen. Rachel Zenzinger of Arvada. In the House it was sponsored by Reps. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, and Jim Wilson, R-Salida.
The voluntary program takes effect for the next school year.