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More English language learners graduating at top of class in Houston ISD

More English language learners graduating at top of class in Houston ISD | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
[...] Banuelos is one of 25 English language learners graduating at the top of the class, part of the largest group of ELL valedictorians that the Houston Independent School District has ever seen.
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20 years of Spanish immersion make Lawrence Township a model for Indiana - Chalkbeat Tennessee

20 years of Spanish immersion make Lawrence Township a model for Indiana - Chalkbeat Tennessee | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
A just-passed bill encouraging more dual-language study could mean more students learning in both English and a new language.
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Bilingual by 2026: Highline Schools Aim For Dual-Language Graduates

Bilingual by 2026: Highline Schools Aim For Dual-Language Graduates | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

Increasingly, public schools are immersing students in a second language, usually Spanish or Chinese

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The uncertain future of español in Miami-Dade classrooms

The uncertain future of español in Miami-Dade classrooms | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
With a shortage of qualified teachers and fluency fading from the classroom, the school system, parents and experts are searching for more effective ways to teach the Spanish language.
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Lewis Dual-Language Elementary wins national award

Lewis Dual-Language Elementary wins national award | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The award comes with a $5,000 prize
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Effectiveness of four instructional programs designed to serve English language learners

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Shortage of Dual Language Teachers: Filling the Gap - Education Week

Shortage of Dual Language Teachers: Filling the Gap - Education Week | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems facing the world langauges field is the lack of teachers. This post examines the demand and the potential supply.
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Predominantly Hispanic K-8 dual language immersion school strives for excellence and diversity

Predominantly Hispanic K-8 dual language immersion school strives for excellence and diversity | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
A San Francisco school in the heart of the Mission District is striving to become the country’s premier two-way immersion school.  Buena Vista Horace Mann, located on 23rd and Valencia streets, str...
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EXCHANGE: Belvidere schools offer dual-language program - SFGate

EXCHANGE: Belvidere schools offer dual-language program - SFGate | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
(AP) — Taped to a wall at Seth Whitman Elementary School are more than a dozen short essays written in Spanish with wavering second-grader penmanship.
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Bilingual Education In The South, Part Four: “Enormous” Economic Consequences | WBHM 90.3

Check out @WBHMEdDesk's in-depth 4-part series on bilingual ed/dual language in the South @WBHM. Congrats Dan Carsen! http://t.co/mMIHeyGnYq
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Challenges, optimism in learning Common Core in Spanish - 89.3 KPCC

Challenges, optimism in learning Common Core in Spanish - 89.3 KPCC | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
There are challenges, but students in dual-language classes in California are learning Common Core concepts in languages other than English.
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Undocumented Students Are Assets in American Classrooms

Undocumented Students Are Assets in American Classrooms | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Public discourse shouldn't focus on what immigrants "take" from America but rather on how they enhance the learning experiences for all the country's children.
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Latin American Herald Tribune - “Read Conmigo” Program Shows the Benefits of Being Bilingual

Latin American Herald Tribune - “Read Conmigo” Program Shows the Benefits of Being Bilingual | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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More Than Half of Houston's 2015 Valedictorians Were English-Learners - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

More Than Half of Houston's 2015 Valedictorians Were English-Learners - Education Week (subscription) (blog) | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The district is reaping the benefits of its expanding commitment to bilingual education, but the graduation rates and state test scores of language-learners are still falling below expectations.
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USD 501 bilingual students head to middle school - Topeka Capital Journal

Topeka Capital Journal USD 501 bilingual students head to middle school Topeka Capital Journal They described it as a rigorous approach to education tested and proven in other cities, with cognitive benefits for children and the capacity to boost...
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Forty Years Since Bilingual Education Ruling, Challenges Remain

Forty Years Since Bilingual Education Ruling, Challenges Remain | ¡CHISPA!  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 -- ...
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Pupils thriving in Mandarin classes - Otago Daily Times

Pupils thriving in Mandarin classes - Otago Daily Times | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
George Street Normal School pupils will get an opportunity to show off their new-found Mandarin vocabularies later this year when a group from China visits the school.
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Interest in Bilingual Education Rises in US

Interest in Bilingual Education Rises in US | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Grand View Boulevard Elementary in Los Angeles is an unconventional school. Subjects are taught in both English and Spanish. That ultimately puts these students ahead of their peers i...
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Children exposed to multiple languages may be better natural communicators - UChicago News

Children exposed to multiple languages may be better natural communicators - UChicago News | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Children exposed to multiple languages may be better natural communicators UChicago News Liberman added, “Our discovery has important policy implications, for instance it suggests previously unrealized advantages for bilingual education.” Some...
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Dual-language programs prove successful - The Daily Tar Heel

Dual-language programs prove successful - The Daily Tar Heel | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
On Wednesday morning, seventeen students in Pedro Ortiz’s fourth-grade class sit in a circle on a rug displaying a world map, reading from marbled composition notebooks.
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Students in dual-language programs, such as Dallas ISD’s Rosemont, struggle at first

Students in dual-language programs, such as Dallas ISD’s Rosemont, struggle at first | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Bilingual and dual-language experts say students initially struggle but eventually outperform and excel.
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Bilingual Education In The South, Part Two: Another Program Across The Border (In Georgia) | WBHM 90.3

Bilingual Education In The South, Part Two: Another Program Across The Border (In Georgia) | WBHM 90.3 | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Pt 2 of my series, #bilingual Ed in the South. Model school where kids learn IN English, Spanish, Mandarin: http://t.co/PYicDPlaZd
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DIA DEL NIÑO En La Escuela Nestor Language Academy

DIA DEL NIÑO En La Escuela Nestor Language Academy | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

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Las maestras de la Escuela Nestor Language Academy en San Diego/ Chula Vista y el paletero local  celebraron la cultura Mexicana usando el nuevo libro Dulces Recuerdos/ Sweet Memories por la autora Kathleen Contreras.

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Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs

Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden in many schools.
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