California is recognizing that students who speak a language other than English are a great asset to its society and economy. Recent changes in education policy promote biliteracy. Pursuing this path puts the state in a position of national leadership, writes Vickie Ramos Harris.
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May 17, 2017
April 12, 2017
A panel of school district leaders echoes the fears their students face from the Trump Administration but also the optimism about working within California's new financial and accountability systems.
December 19, 2016
Donald Trump isn't even president yet, and already he's making teaching a more difficult occupation. Trump is scaring students and teachers, too. But for the brave, he's providing teachable moments.
November 15, 2016
A read of California's news outlets makes clear that the state is not going to accept President-elect Donald Trump's policies without a fight, particularly those on immigration.
October 31, 2016
Californians are expected to reinstate bilingual education. The vote is likely to be a milestone in the rise of Latino voting power. Bad news for Donald Trump; worse news for the GOP.
September 19, 2016
The U. S. and Mexico share hundreds of thousands of students, but the barriers to educating them well are high, and the students are often unwelcomed in either country, writes John McDonald..
August 04, 2016
Just in case you think public education doesn't work, spend an hour with Presidential Scholar Diana Chao and her teacher Molly Arboleda. You'll learn about exceptional people and what they think about schooling.
May 14, 2015
Guest contributor Arun Ramanathan recalls his struggles with the English language and asks why we make learning it so difficult and convoluted.
December 17, 2014
Deported U.S.-educated college students and graduates face bureaucratic hurdles in Mexico. Binational cooperation is needed to help them, writes William Perez.
December 15, 2014
California educated thousands of students who have been deported or returned to Mexico. The state is not reaping the benefits of their education; neither is Mexico, writes William Perez.