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School system tweaking German language program

CHATTANOOGA (Times Free Press)-- Hamilton County Schools has a month or so to find a new way to teach German to children of Volkswagen employees who eventually plan to return home.

Until this point, German students in several public schools have been pulled out of class for at least an hour a day to be given German language instruction. The program, designed to keep students from being behind academically when they move back to Germany, was part of the deal negotiated by Volkswagen and city and county officials.

But the state Department of Education has told Hamilton County school officials that they need to change the way the students are taught German. The department said it expects a new system to be implemented by January.

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