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August 15, 2011

Gates Joins Stanford ELL Project as Details Emerge

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.

June 14, 2011

Teacher: Transfer from First Language to English Isn't Automatic

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

Insight on Why Bilingual Children May Reject a Language

Peer pressure can influence children who are bilingual to reject using their home language, writes researcher Fran├žois Grosjean.

February 09, 2011

Latino Advocacy Group Starts Bilingual Cyber Charter School

ASPIRA of Pennsylvania has launched a bilingual cyber school, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

December 13, 2010

What Duncan's Speech on Foreign Languages Didn't Say

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

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.

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