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.
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March 17, 2014
February 21, 2014
The education secretary and the director of the federal Office for English Language Acquisition argue that educators must build on the major asset that English-learners bring to schools: their home languages.
February 21, 2014
New legislation seeks to repeal the restrictions placed on bilingual education in California.
February 19, 2014
The pediatric organization endorses a myth-busting report on young children who grow up in multilingual environments.
February 11, 2014
Acquiring fluency in a second language for all students is a college- and career-readiness goal that federal education law should establish, says a group of influential superintendents.
November 22, 2013
Teachers can use a number of practices to support both English-language development and home-language development in the early grades.
October 18, 2013
Two candidates vying to be the next mayor of Boston pledge their support for expanding dual-language programs across the city.
October 11, 2013
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.
September 04, 2013
"Speaking in Tongues" features four diverse students and their journey through dual-language programs in San Francisco.
August 19, 2013
English immersion in early-childhood programs does not lead to better academic outcomes for dual-language learners in the long run, a Foundation for Child Development policy brief concludes.