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Spanish is already the second-most-used language on Twitter

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America Reads Spanish aims to increase the use and reading of our language throughout the thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores in the U.S.
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Dual Language Education for Equity & Economic Development

Dual Language Education for Equity & Economic Development | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Dual language programs will not only improve academic outcomes for both ELLs and English speakers, but can also help them obtain a competitive advantage in the growing global marketplace.
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Dual-Language Immersion Boosts Oregon Students

Dual-Language Immersion Boosts Oregon Students | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
A four-year study finds English-learners and native English speakers alike improved significantly in bilingual schools.
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Every Child Matters - White House, Head Start Supports Dual Language Learners in Early Learning

Every Child Matters - White House, Head Start Supports Dual Language Learners in Early Learning | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
We're building a movement to close the opportunity gap facing America’s children and families.
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Multilingual Education Act Ballot Initiative In California

The Best Resources For Learning About The Multilingual Education Act Ballot Initiative In California | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Out here in California, we’ll be voting this year on an important ballot initiative this fall, the Multilingual Education Act. It’s pretty big stuff and there seems to have been surpris…
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The Costs of English-Only Education

The Costs of English-Only Education | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Efforts to teach ELL students in their native languages are gaining traction—and they’re benefitting native English speakers, too.
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The Case for the Multilingual Classroom: A Growing Demand for Multilingual Citizens

The Case for the Multilingual Classroom: A Growing Demand for Multilingual Citizens | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
This series of three blogs talks about ideas on #multilingual learning and #education. @ILAToday https://t.co/vIS4u9BXaA
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Why Teaching in Two Languages Makes Sense

Why Teaching in Two Languages Makes Sense | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Bilingual education facilitates connections beyond the confines of a classroom.
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Report: California making strides with English learners

Report: California making strides with English learners | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Some California schools are tackling English learner education by targeting students who've been in the programs for five years or more.
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Dual Immersion Programs: How States Foster Expansion, Face Challenges - EdCentral

Dual Immersion Programs: How States Foster Expansion, Face Challenges - EdCentral | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Dual immersion is a powerful instructional model for dual language learners (DLLs). A new report looks at how states are supporting its expansion.
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Vamos a Leer

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A series of books to use in dual language immersion classes. Very useful.
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In a global economy, Mass. lags in teaching foreign languages - The Boston Globe

In a global economy, Mass. lags in teaching foreign languages - The Boston Globe | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
States such as Utah, Indiana, and Delaware have stepped up their efforts with immersion programs for elementary students.
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Saving Spanish in Miami

Saving Spanish in Miami | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Cubans immigrated to the southern tip of Florida. Now, the city has to teach a new generation how to thrive in a bilingual economy.
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School Leadership for Dual Language Education: A Social Justice Approach

(2016). School Leadership for Dual Language Education: A Social Justice Approach. The Educational Forum: Vol. 80, No. 3, pp. 278-293. doi: 10.1080/00131725.2016.1173152
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Preparing Students for the 21st Century

Preparing Students for the 21st Century | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
At a recent meeting of Asia Society's Global Cities Education Network, the American cities of New York, Denver, and Seattle, as well as the Asian cities of Singapore, Hiroshima, Shanghai, and Seoul, shared their strategies and challenges in integrating 21st century competencies into their school systems.
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CAL Solutions: Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success October 2016

CAL Solutions: Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success October 2016 | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Learn effective strategies to promote greater understanding of cultural diversity in an interactive, hands-on learning format.
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Report: Early childhood education programs key to success of dual language learners

Report: Early childhood education programs key to success of dual language learners | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond.
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Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education:
October 20-22, 2016

Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: <br/>October 20-22, 2016 | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Immersion and dual language educators from all contexts should be sure to attend this exciting conference in Minneapolis, MN on October 20-22, 2016!
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State policy can drive, sustain school dual-language programs

State policy can drive, sustain school dual-language programs | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Building ELLs' Literacy Early Is Crucial

Building ELLs' Literacy Early Is Crucial | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
More states and school districts are aiming to reach ELLs early as mounting evidence shows that exposure to language instruction boosts young children's odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
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Battle of bilingual education once again brewing in California

Battle of bilingual education once again brewing in California | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
California poised to make major shift towards bilingual education, pending the results of fall election, but lacks enough qualified teachers.
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As dual-language immersion reaches Glendale middle schools, officials eye offerings

As dual-language immersion reaches Glendale middle schools, officials eye offerings | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
When Glendale Unified established its first dual-language immersion program in 2003, the school district became a trailblazer for offering students a Spanish class where they would spend at least 50% of the day speaking and learning in Spanish.
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Dual Language Education Programs: Current State Policies and Practices

Dual Language Education Programs: Current State Policies and Practices | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that dual language education programs, a type of bilingual education program in which students are taught literacy and academic content in English and a partner language, provide more opportunities for English learners (ELs)...
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AIR Researchers: States, Districts Increasingly Embrace Dual-Language Programs, But Face Implementation Challenges

School districts in most states employ at least one dual-language program, in which students receive instruction in English and a partner language to hel
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Learning and leading in multiple languages: NYC expands bilingual programs (commentary)

By Carmen Fariña, NYC Schools Chancellor Like many New Yorkers, I grew up speaking Spanish at home (and a bit of Galician!) and English at school. My parents, stressed the importance of maintaining literacy in my native and my adopted language, and instilled an understanding of the lifelong benefits of being bilingual and bicultural.  


Starting in fall 2016, there will be 38 more new bilingual programs, including 29 Dual Language programs and nine Transitional Bilingual Education programs across the five boroughs through New York City, in these languages: Chinese, Haitian, Creole, French, Arabic, Polish and Spanish.

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