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Schenectady middle schools to drop Arabic, Mandarin classes

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So that the city school district may save $100,000, a handful of eighth-graders will be studying Mandarin and Arabic on their own next year. The Board of Education has approved the elimination of both languages at the middle school level. If voters approve the 2014-2015 budget Tuesday, neither language will be taught until high school. For students entering seventh grade next year, the change just reduces their choices for foreign language classes. But for this ...

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