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Leadership & Management
November 29, 2018
Carranza names new leader — and new department name — for English language learners
Mirza G. Sánchez-Medina, the founding principal of Manhattan Bridges High School, will be the new deputy chief academic officer of what will now be the Division of Multilingual Learners.
November 8, 2018
Superintendent’s plan to expand biliteracy program in Adams 14 being kept private
The school board directed the superintendent to come up with a biliteracy plan, during a private meeting in September, following pressure from community.
on the ground
November 2, 2018
At one Chicago high school, big plans amid a bilingual teacher shortage
For the principal of Back of the Yards, recruiting native Spanish speaking educators is an essential ingredient in plans to build a dual language program.
October 2, 2018
Adams 14 board ordered superintendent to create plan to expand biliteracy option soon
Adams 14 reached the consensus for directing the superintendent to make the change, during a closed-session.
Race to Reading
August 28, 2018
With Michigan’s third-grade reading law looming, parents fear majority of Detroit youth will be held back
Educators and advocates are warning that too many parents don’t know their children can be held back in third grade if they can't read, because of a new law.
Speak my language
May 3, 2018
New York City to add almost 50 bilingual programs, the latest in a push to help English learners
The expansion continues an aggressive push under the de Blasio administration to meet a pledge to the state to offer more options for students who are learning English.
pre-k for all
January 17, 2018
New York City will add dual language options in pre-K to attract parents and encourage diversity
Popular with parents, the programs can also be effective in boosting the performance of students who are learning English as a new language.
October 26, 2017
Communicating with Spanish-speaking parents is a challenge in Memphis. Meet the former teacher who’s taking it on.
Talia Palacio is transforming how Shelby County Schools interacts with Hispanic families.
How I Teach
July 14, 2017
Why this Memphis Spanish teacher loves to teach about the evolution of the piñata
Kylie Cucalon is known as Señorita Cucalon to her students at Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary, a charter school operated by Memphis Scholars.
What's your education story?
April 28, 2017
This educator sees ‘the power in being bilingual’ — and she wants her students to see it, too
Liset Gonzalez-Acosta is a the director of dual language at Global Prep Academy, an innovation school housed at IPS Riverside School 44.
March 2, 2017
How well are English Language Learners doing in NYC schools? That depends on the stats you consider
A new report suggests that tracking grad rates of former English learners, as well as those who take longer to graduate, offers a clearer picture.
Save our school
March 1, 2017
Educators and parents say the city has abandoned their Bronx Renewal school — and now wants to close it
"Instead of extra resources, we’ve struggled to get the basic resources to survive."
head of the class
October 13, 2016
First Person: ‘I was the kid who didn’t speak English’
A Brooklyn Spanish teacher reflects on Hispanic Heritage Month, and what she hopes her students learn.
January 16, 2015
Push for bilingual pre-K classrooms gains strength as city expands both programs
The city's dual-language programs are something of a citywide secret, though there is strong research on the educational power of those programs for young learners.
September 22, 2014
Bilingual programs get the royal treatment
The visit, complete with balloons and a song-and-dance performance, added bit of royal flair to Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s continued focus on dual language programs and English language learners.
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