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September 16, 2014

N.Y.C. Education Leaders Pledge Special Attention to English-Learners

The 1.1 million-student school system has struggled to move the needle on improving academic achievement and graduation rates for its 160,000 English-learners.

August 29, 2014

California Lawmakers Approve Measure to Repeal Limits on Bilingual Education

Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.

August 12, 2014

Students Earning 'Biliteracy Seals' on Uptick in California

Nearly 25,000 graduating seniors earned the special designation for their multiple language skills in 2014.

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.

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