Last week, I wrote about a handful of efforts that have been undertaken to translate the common standards into languages other than English for dual-language programs. Since then, I've learned that educators in San Francisco are beginning to work on translations for Chinese—both Cantonese and Mandarin—for the dual-language programs in that school district. Their plan, says Michele Anberg-Espinosa, a program administrator for world language/dual language in San Francisco Unified, is to "mirror" the translation process that her colleagues in Southern California have undertaken for Spanish dual programs and "augment" that for Cantonese and Mandarin. The San Francisco...
October 2012 Archives
Rosalinda B. Barrera's last day as director of the office of English-language acquisition was Oct. 19
From guest blogger Kimberly Shannon The National Council of La Raza today released the NCLR Latino Kids Data Explorer, a free interactive tool that allows users to search for specific data on Latino children and create instant tables of select information. The Data Explorer is an expansion of the civil rights organization's 2010 publication America's Future: Latino Child Well-Being in Numbers and Trends, and uses data gathered by the Population Reference Bureau and Child Trends. It is funded in part by the Birth to Five Policy Alliance. The tool, which is paired with an infographic and fact sheet, uses 27 ...
Embarking on his tenure as College Board president, David Coleman puts an unusual spotlight on English-learners.
Efforts are underway to adapt the common standards for dual language classrooms.
Colorin Colorado launches new blog that will focus exclusively on the new common core standards and English-language learners
A parenting practices program that targets Latino families is showing promising results, a new University of California, Berkeley research brief finds.
Springdale, Ark., district hopes to lure up to 100 bilingual graduates back as classroom teachers.
A new edweek.org collection of content features stories on new ELL training for core-content teachers and growing popularity of dual language programs.
A new report from the Migration Policy Institute reveals numerous factors in black immigrant families that lead to school success in the early years for their children.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said young undocumented immigrants who've been granted relief from deportation and received legal work permits would not be deported if he wins the White House.
Dissatisfied with the achievement levels for English-learners, state education leaders highlight plans to improve instructional programs for the state's roughly 60,000 such students.