LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When Boronda Meadows Elementary School was recently named the winner of the 2009 Seal of Excellence by the California Association for Bilingual Education, Ballard & Tighe, Publishers (www.ballard-tighe.com) celebrated along with the school. Boronda Meadows Elementary School of Salinas, Calif. uses Ballard & Tighe’s Carousel of IDEAS in some of its classrooms and believes the curriculum played a role in helping them earn the honor.

“Carousel of IDEAS is an important part of our district’s curriculum for English Language Learners,” said Mary Pritchard director of bilingual-migrant services for Salinas City Elementary School District. “Carousel helped us improve our instruction, gave us a good basis for staff development and gave our students an effective method to improve their English skills. We are proud of Boronda Meadows Elementary School and the teachers who have worked so hard to give students every opportunity to succeed.” MORE