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April 11, 2014

Interest in Bilingual-Instruction Programs Growing, Despite Scrutiny

Latino parents are increasingly sending their children to bilingual schools in an attempt to retain the family's Spanish-language fluency. Opponents of bilingual education say students in these programs don't perform proficiently in state tests.

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.

October 09, 2013

Truancy Policies Treat Symptoms, Not Causes, Bilingual Ed. Expert Says

The co-chair of the National Association for Bilingual Education Special Interest Group on Early Childhood Education says truancy policies fail to address root causes.

September 13, 2013

Career Dual-Language Educator Named Head of Federal ELL Office

Libia S. Gil, who was the superintendent of the Chula Vista elementary district in California, will lead the Office of English Language Acquisition.

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.

May 12, 2013

How Do Schools Unlock the Potential of English-Language Learners?

There are numerous ways to educate ELL students, but what is the best way to do it?

October 23, 2012

Translating the Common Core for Dual-Language Classrooms

Efforts are underway to adapt the common standards for dual language classrooms.

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