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Consul General, Antonio Verde, Visits Franklin Elementary’s Italian Dual-Immersion Students

Date 02.13.2015

The new Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Antonio Verde, recently visited the Italian dual-immersion program at Franklin Magnet Elementary in Glendale that is supported with a grant from the Italian government through Fondazione Italia. Principal Vickie Atikian said, “we have been very fortunate to receive support from the Italian government and Fondazione Italia since 2009. The generosity of the Italian government through their grant award to the Italian program has allowed us to have native Italian assistants that provide support to our teachers in the classroom and to order much needed materials. We are so grateful for the partnership and the support we receive from the Italian government!”