The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $1 million to a Stanford University-led effort to develop English-language-proficiency resources for the states' common-core academic standards.
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August 15, 2011
June 14, 2011
A bilingual educator writing a guest blog post at Voice of San Diego says that students can benefit from instruction that lets them know what does and doesn't transfer from their first language to English.
June 03, 2011
Peer pressure can influence children who are bilingual to reject using their home language, writes researcher François Grosjean.
February 09, 2011
ASPIRA of Pennsylvania has launched a bilingual cyber school, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
December 13, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a plug for the teaching of foreign languages in elementary and secondary schools last week without mentioning the great resource this country has of children who grow up speaking a language other than English at home.
November 29, 2010
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
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 public preschools are implementing the new requirement in their state to provide bilingual education.
September 10, 2010
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
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.