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November 29, 2010

Illinois Schools Roll Out Bilingual Education in Preschool

Educators in Illinois are wrestling with what a strong bilingual education should look like in implementing the state's new mandate to provide bilingual education in preschool.

November 09, 2010

Ed. Consultant is Filling the Leadership 'Void' at NABE

The National Association for Bilingual Education, which once had a strong voice in Washington on issues affecting English-language learners, has someone filling in as executive director after four years without a leader.

September 17, 2010

Illinois Preschools Carry Out New Bilingual Ed. Mandate

Illinois public preschools are implementing the new requirement in their state to provide bilingual education.

September 10, 2010

Bilingual Study Gets Good Marks From 'What Works'

The U.S. Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse determines that a randomized-control study comparing the reading achievement of English-learners in bilingual education and English immersion was well-implemented.

August 16, 2010

Texas ELLs Feel Better About Ed. Prospects Than Ariz. ELLs

English-language learners in a Texas school district were found to have more pride in achievement and higher perceptions of their educational opportunities than ELLs in an Arizona school district, a study says.

April 26, 2010

Trend Watch: What's Best Practice for Preschool ELLs?

The Illinois board of education is poised to vote on regulations that would require public school districts to provide English-learners who are preschoolers with the same kinds of services they give to ELLs in grades K-12.

April 22, 2010

'Bienvenido a la Experiencia: Book'

If you're a Spanish speaker, take a humor break and enjoy this video about a revolutionary product called "book."

April 13, 2010

A Kentucky Economist Looks at Bilingual Ed. in California

English-learners in 1st and 2nd grade participating in bilingual education programs in California score substantially lower on the state's English-proficiency test than ELLs in other kinds of programs, a picture that changes for grades 3-5.

April 09, 2010

Study: Bilingual Ed., English Immersion Pan Out the Same

A study comparing bilingual education and English immersion that followed students for as long as five years has found that Spanish-speaking children learn to read English equally well by the 4th grade with either method.

April 01, 2010

Reading the Obits of Jaime Escalante

Jaime Escalante, the Bolivian-born teacher who became famous for teaching calculus to Mexican-American students and died this week, was an opponent of bilingual education.

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