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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.

May 09, 2014

Researcher Argues NCLB, Common Core Emphasize English-only Approach

A study finds that NCLB created pressure to eliminate bilingual education and one of its authors says common core may do the same.

May 02, 2014

Annotating the News 5-2-14: From Grad Rates to Bilingual Ed

In our notes on the news: California's graduation rate hits 80%, public opinion supports Common Core, a scrap over the state budget, and bilingual ed survives.

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.

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