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Forty Years Since Bilingual Education Ruling, Challenges Remain - NBC News

Forty Years Since Bilingual Education Ruling, Challenges Remain - NBC News | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Scholars plan to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Lau v Nichols -- the landmark civil rights case that created the legal basis for bilingual education -- ... (Landmark Lau v Nichols #SupremeCourt ruling marks 40 years.
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Not just Spanish anymore: Language schools branch out

Not just Spanish anymore: Language schools branch out | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Private language schools draw kids, professionals (Not just Spanish anymore: Language schools branch out http://t.co/zruHXYk5R7 #bilingual #kids #education @Ernie_G_journo)...
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Portland Public Schools considers Vietnamese dual language immersion program

Portland Public Schools considers Vietnamese dual language immersion program | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
In the coming years, Portland Public Schools may become one of the few school districts in the nation with a dual-language immersion program for Vietnamese.
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DiversityLearningK12

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Learning in multiple languages

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Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, January 23, 2012

 

In little over a decade, the number of dual-language programs in San Diego County has skyrocketed. This is one of the few areas in public education that is experiencing unprecedented growth amid California’s relentless fiscal crisis.


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PPS expands dual language immersion - Portland Public Schools

PPS expands dual language immersion - Portland Public Schools | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
OR's first Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion program began Fri. How DLI programs help kids: http://t.co/1HAAkIRoh8 http://t.co/Bpg5fxDkp0
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Bilingual teachers to get salary boost in Jefferson Parish for serving English-language learners

Bilingual teachers to get salary boost in Jefferson Parish for serving English-language learners | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Bilingual Jefferson public school teachers will soon receive an additional $5,000 in pay, after they meet certain conditions. (The Times Picayune - Bilingual teachers to get salary boost in Jefferson Parish for serving English-language learn...
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World-wise Northwest parents drive demand for bilingual preschools

World-wise Northwest parents drive demand for bilingual preschools | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
From French to Spanish, Mandarin to Vietnamese, bilingual preschools are popping up all over the Seattle area. And they're not just popular with families with foreign roots.
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Bilingualism used to be about equalization in the U.S.; now it is about globalization,” Prof. Fred Genesee 

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Bilingual education from nursery to graduation - The Local.de

Bilingual education from nursery to graduation - The Local.de | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Bilingual education from nursery to graduation
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Each school is connected with a nursery and playschool meaning that children can potentially remain with the same friends during the course of their educational life.
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Intriguing look at a German bilingual school program in all facets of academic and social life.

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Why Your Kids Should Learn A Second Language | Early Childhood Education ZoneEarly Childhood Education Zone

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Why Your Kids Should Learn A Second Language | Early Childhood Education Zone http://t.co/ftluNNi7u3 #multilingual #WorldLanguage
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What Research Tells Us About Immersion

What Research Tells Us About Immersion | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Learn about the benefits and challenges of language immersion programs. (RT @learningintwo: Benefits and challenges of Dual Language Instuction.
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HISD expands dual language program to 28 schools - KTRK-TV

HISD expands dual language program to 28 schools - KTRK-TV | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
HISD expands dual language program to 28 schools
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... children to a different language in a full day setting, everyday throughout the year, in a whole new way. It's become so popular, there is now a waiting list just to get into this program.
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Strategies vary in tough competition for bilingual teachers

Strategies vary in tough competition for bilingual teachers | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
"Since we are bilingual, we could do it in English or Spanish," said Olga Robles, 23, who moved from the Rio Grande Valley this summer to work at Bussey Elementary in the Aldine Independent School District.
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Let's support our own dual language graduates by guiding their higher education plans into teacher education.

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TURLOCK: Turlock dual language school marks a milestone in Central Valley history | Education | Modesto Bee

TURLOCK: Turlock dual language school marks a milestone in Central Valley history | Education | Modesto Bee | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

Published by the Modesto Bee, May 23, 2014

 

The Osborn Two Way Immersion Academy celebrated two decades of two languages, marking a milestone in Central Valley history as well as a tale of achievement against the odds.

 

What started in 1994 as a few classes in a neighborhood school has grown into a magnet campus serving 870 students. It is expected to grow to 970 students next year with the addition of an early kindergarten program, said Principal Ed Ewing, “and we’ll still have a waiting list.”

 

The program also had to survive the 1990s anti-bilingual education movement that peaked with the 1996 passage of Proposition 227. The initiative outlawed teaching in anything but English outside of foreign language classes. Parents had to sign waivers each year to keep their children in dual language classes, and the program struggled to find enough native English speakers to balance classes.

 

That has changed, Ewing said: With so many English-dominant students signing up, it is a challenge to balance with native Spanish-speaking kids.

 

There are now more than a dozen two-way language immersion programs in this area. Nationwide, more than 850 such programs exist, with a surge in interest over the past three years adding 150 to 200 a year.

 
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RCS says 'ni hao' to Chinese language instruction - C&G Newspapers

RCS says 'ni hao' to Chinese language instruction - C&G Newspapers | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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“Chinese is a very prominent language at the global level,” said Michael Behrmann, the executive director of elementary education at RCS.
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Dual-language schools lure students, parents back to LA Unified

Dual-language schools lure students, parents back to LA Unified | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

Broadcast on Southern California Public Radio, June 15, 2011

 

For years, middle- and upper-middle-class parents in parts of Los Angeles Unified have sent their children to private schools, charter schools and schools outside the district. However, a nascent dual-language program is attracting some of them back to neighborhood schools. District administrators voted Tuesday to protect hundreds of dual-language teachers from being let go in the hope that the trickle of returning parents will develop into a stream.

 


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Global school in rural Edgecombe is 'recipe for success' - WRAL.com

Global school in rural Edgecombe is 'recipe for success' - WRAL.com | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Global school in rural Edgecombe is 'recipe for success' WRAL.com But research shows that despite student backgrounds, those enrolled in dual language/immersion programs score significantly higher on state tests than their peers and are less likely...
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Liberty Elementary's dual-language program sees remarkable results - KETV Omaha

Liberty Elementary's dual-language program sees remarkable results - KETV Omaha | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Liberty Elementary's dual-language program sees remarkable results
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Dual-language programs are already running in several other OPS schools, giving students the chance to continue through graduation.
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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language | Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language | Edudemic | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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New school year opens new chapter for Japanese school - Hometownlife.com

New school year opens new chapter for Japanese school - Hometownlife.com | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Hometownlife.com New school year opens new chapter for Japanese school Hometownlife.com The dual immersion model means students enter the program as kindergartners, with little or no prior training in the language they will learn, whether it is...
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Dual language programs in U.S. infographic

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NEISD expands dual language program - WOAI

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After talking with parents whose 5th graders were in the dual language programs at 4 elementary schools, N.E.I.S.D.
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Taking the Lead in Dual Language Instruction

Taking the Lead in Dual Language Instruction | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Taking the Lead in Dual Language Instruction - CSUSM (San Jacinto & Banning offer dual immersion MT: @ogul: CSU San Marcos trains teachers for dual language.
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Latino children make greatest gains in NC Pre-K - Phys.Org

Latino children make greatest gains in NC Pre-K - Phys.Org | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Latino children make greatest gains in NC Pre-K Phys.Org A new summary of 12 years of research on North Carolina's pre-kindergarten program for at-risk 4-year-olds shows that "dual-language learners" make the greatest academic progress in...
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Mother Tongue Multilingual Education | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Mother Tongue Multilingual Education | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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