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Young Elementary Joins International Program

A Louisville elementary school has become the first in Kentucky to receive a prestigious international designation.The acheivement was celebrated Friday at Whitney Young Elementary.Students showed off their French language skills during a morning assembly at Young Elementary, which has been authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School by the IB organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The IB program gives students access to a curriculum and materials with a global perspective.Superintendent Sheldon Berman says earning the authorization is a challenging process that takes three to five years.Berman says Highland Middle School is now a candidate for IB authorization, and the program is up an running at Atherton High School.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.