Navajo bilingual classes popular at school in New Mexico

The Navajo language classes at a public school in New Mexico are so popular there's a waiting list for students to get in.

More than 150 students at Ruth N. Bond Elementary School take the bilingual classes. "From kindergarten through third grade, we learn everything: how to introduce yourself, the colors, the numbers, clans, the culture," teacher Veta Glover told The Farmington Daily Times.

The school has two Navajo teachers. Glover is certified by the state while Rose Mason has been certified by the Navajo Nation.

The school is part of the Central Consolidated School District. Navajo tribal members make up about 90 percent of the student population.

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