Biliteracy seal bills are under consideration in the Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island, Utah, and Virginia state legislatures. Several states with large English-language learner enrollment, including California, New York, and Texas, have already approved laws.
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April 02, 2015
February 04, 2015
The longtime educator says English-learners are a population of students who are "historically underserved," but she expects that to change.
February 02, 2015
The president's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget would raise spending levels for those programs to $773 million, an increase of nearly 5 percent.
January 28, 2015
The study found that the quality of early-childhood teachers' English use is more important than the quantity for developing language skills in young ELLs.
January 14, 2015
The programs will include instruction in Mandarin, French, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Japanese, or Spanish, depending on the school site.
December 12, 2014
Arabic classes have failed to become a common offering in U.S. public schools despite a 2006 initiative by former President George W. Bush to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching the language.
October 21, 2014
As a result of Georgia's Race to the Top-Early Learning challenge grant, state preschool and early-care providers will be trained to identify and support dual-language learners.
October 20, 2014
Three years of test data show that students in all demographic groups who were in two-way dual-language programs outscored their peers who were not in dual language on state reading and math exams.
October 07, 2014
What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?
August 29, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown must now decide whether to sign a bill that would allow voters to reconsider a 16-year-old law that all but eliminated bilingual education in public schools.