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.
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April 09, 2010
April 01, 2010
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.
January 12, 2010
Some California school districts are providing a "seal of biliteracy" on high school diplomas for graduates who show proficiency in two languages.
December 17, 2009
Kenji Hakuta, an expert on English-language learners at Stanford University, stresses how effective implementation of a program for ELLs is more important that whether it provides bilingual education or English-only instruction.
December 11, 2009
An essay in the Manhattan Institute's City Journal concludes that the reduction of bilingual education in California since 1998 has been good for English-learners.
December 10, 2009
In his new book, Bilingual: Life and Reality, Francois Grosjean tries to debunk a number of myths about bilingual people.
August 31, 2009
The last "Read to the Top!" event of the summer hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was bilingual.
August 19, 2009
The D.C. Public Charter School Board has approved the request of the Academia Bilingue de la Comunidad, a bilingual charter school in the District of Columbia, to give up its charter. That means it won't operate this school year. A press release from the charter school board said the school had low ...
August 17, 2009
The San Diego Teachers Union is concerned that a proposal for bilingual education recently approved by the district's board of education will mean more work for teachers, according to Voice of San Diego.org.
August 11, 2009
It's OK to teach children to read two languages at the same time, says Barbara Zurer Pearson, author of Raising a Bilingual Child, in an "ask an expert" column posted at SpanglishBaby.