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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.

January 12, 2010

Some California High Schools Offer 'Seal of Biliteracy'

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

Bilingual vs. English-Only? Let's Talk About Implementation

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

A Critique of Bilingual Education With Attitude

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

New Book Aims to 'Demystify Who Bilinguals Are'

In his new book, Bilingual: Life and Reality, Francois Grosjean tries to debunk a number of myths about bilingual people.

August 31, 2009

'Read to the Top!' Finale Is Bilingual

The last "Read to the Top!" event of the summer hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was bilingual.

August 19, 2009

One Less Bilingual Charter School in Nation's Capital

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 ...

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