The expansion is part of an effort to teach more children in the nation's second-largest school system to read and write, not just speak, in multiple languages.
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TESOL International Association's executive director, Rosa Aronson, will step down in spring 2017.
Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.
The number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools surpassed the number of non-Hispanic whites. But the teaching corps hasn't kept pace.
Advocacy groups and researchers are taking a deeper look at what changes may be on the horizon for English-language learners and the people responsible for educating them.
The effort recognizes the growing importance of U.S.-China relations and aims to prepare a new generation of U.S. citizens to engage with China through commerce and culture.