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March 18, 2019
Five Chicago universities team up to push harder for bilingual education in public schools
While the school district has increasingly emphasized dual language programs, it has struggled to recruit bilingual teachers even as it expands biliteracy initiatives.
February 4, 2019
In the push to extend mayoral control of schools, de Blasio highlights new pre-K dual language programs
New York City will open 47 new dual-language programs for pre-K students, an announcement that Mayor Bill de Blasio used as an opportunity…
November 6, 2018
It’s hard to leave the school you love. But sometimes, it’s necessary.
I’m a parent and a person who watches schools for a living. This guarantees I’m a fussy school-shopper. In kindergarten, we tried three…
June 20, 2018
Rise & Shine: Penalties for schools that teach two languages at once
Good morning! As the clock ticks down on a school year that, for many Detroit children, will end tomorrow, we’ve been spending some…
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.
February 20, 2018
School leaders in one Jeffco community are looking at demographic shifts as an opportunity to rebrand
Edgewater schools, plus Molholm Elementary in Lakewood, are seeing changes in demographics that might facilitate changes to existing language programs.
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.
How I Teach
November 13, 2017
‘All our dreams are on his shoulders.’ The stories that motivate a bilingual teacher
A bilingual teacher talks about how kids naturally merge two languages, why she uses drama to teach writing and what she learned from a parent-teacher conference.
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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.
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March 21, 2017
New York City’s English learners often struggle to graduate, but here’s how some schools buck that trend
Many schools struggle to met the needs of English learners. But some buck that trend, providing valuable lessons for how to better serve these students.
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.
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February 28, 2017
City to open 68 new bilingual programs, signaling support for immigrants in NYC public schools
The new programs are a combination of 39 dual language programs and 29 transitional bilingual education.
October 3, 2016
Critics: Lack of diversity in Indiana dual language policy is a lost opportunity
The dual-language method of immersing students in their native language and in English is growing in popularity across the country.
June 15, 2016
New round of grants to expand language immersion in Indiana
The Indiana Department of Education doled out more than $500,000 in grants today to schools across the state.
Updated April 4, 2016
City to add dozens of dual-language programs as they grow in popularity
Chancellor Carmen Fariña, whose parents were Spanish immigrants, has made the expansion of dual-language programs a top priority.
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