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September 24, 2018

Dual-Language Learning: Making Teacher and Principal Training a Priority

In this seventh installment on the growth in dual-language learning, two experts from Delaware explore how state education leaders can build capacity to support both students and educators.

January 12, 2018

Using Data to Help ELLs Succeed Requires Partnerships, Persistence, Report Argues

What do English-learners need to succeed? A Washington-based think tank examines what states can learn from Illinois' efforts to find out what drives or derails ELL achievement.

November 27, 2017

Massachusetts Law Paves the Way for More Bilingual Education

The new law overturns a nearly 15-year-old law that had eliminated bilingual education in most of the state's public schools.

November 22, 2017

Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds

The dual-language classes paved the way to English-proficiency for non-native speakers. The findings are consistent with other research that touts the benefits of two-way language instruction.

July 25, 2017

Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know

A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.

July 17, 2017

For English-Learners, Seeing Peers 'Struggle and Persist' Is Beneficial

New research finds that the grit of a student's peers was twice as influential as individual grit in predicting literacy growth for English-language learners.

June 01, 2017

How Much Foreign Language Is Being Taught in U.S. Schools?

A lack of comprehensive enrollment data on foreign language education in the United States "seriously complicates the analysis of local or national trends, particularly at a time of significant demographic shifts in the U.S. population," concludes a new report sponsored by an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense.

November 08, 2016

California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education

The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.

October 12, 2016

Bilingual vs. English-Only: Arguments For and Against California's Prop. 58

The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.

September 28, 2016

Nearly Half of U.S. States Offer Special Recognition for Bilingual Graduates

Tens of thousands of students are earning the honors each year. More than 40,000 students in California, the birthplace of the biliteracy seal, earned the special recognition last school year.

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