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July 08, 2014

More States Supporting Bilingualism With Special Seals on Diplomas

Biliteracy "seals" that recognize high school graduates with fluency in two or more languages are catching on in more states.

May 28, 2014

Proposal to Restore Bilingual Education in California Advances

The measure, if approved, would give California voters a chance to overturn 16-year-old restrictions on bilingual education.

March 17, 2014

San Francisco's Bilingual Programs as Effective as English Only, Study Finds

By 5th grade, English-learners in San Francisco were equally proficient in English regardless of whether they had been in bilingual programs or English immersion.

February 21, 2014

Calif. Voters Could Get Shot at Restoring Bilingual Education

New legislation seeks to repeal the restrictions placed on bilingual education in California.

October 11, 2013

Making Language Learning a National Priority: What Would It Take?

In order to keep its talent pool competitive in a global market, the United States needs to make second-language learning a major focus of public education, experts say.

July 08, 2013

Biliteracy Would Get Federal Boost in Proposed Legislation

A California congresswoman is proposing a $50 million federal grant program to help states establish "seal of biliteracy" programs for their high school graduates.

May 30, 2013

Arne Duncan Touts Advantages of Bilingualism

The U.S. Secretary of Education calls the home languages of English-learners assets for educators to build on.

October 10, 2012

Ark. District Asks Former ELLs to Return as Bilingual Teachers

Springdale, Ark., district hopes to lure up to 100 bilingual graduates back as classroom teachers.

September 25, 2012

For Illinois' Preschools, Bilingual Teachers Are In Short Supply

A new study finds that Illinois' groundbreaking bilingual preschool mandate suffers from a major shortage of properly trained early childhood teachers.

August 28, 2012

Can Bilingualism Counteract Effects of Poverty?

Bilingualism helps immigrant children in low-income communities overcome the cognitive challenges that poverty presents, according to a new study.

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