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Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School - Fort George - DNAinfo.com New York

Queen of Spain Visits Washington Heights Dual-Language School  - Fort George - DNAinfo.com New York | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The Dos Puentes school was recently accepted into the International Spanish Academies Program.
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World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture - Gainesville Times

World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture - Gainesville Times | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture
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Along with the dual immersion in English and Spanish, Marijane takes classes in Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.
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Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program - Allentown Morning Call

Family literacy is enhanced by new Lehigh Valley program - Allentown Morning Call | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

Our real goal," Przekurat said, "is to get the library to mirror what the community looks like. The language the community speaks is what the library should look like, so we're certainly hoping to grow the program and the number of books to thousands of dual language books.

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Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago - CNN

Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago - CNN | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Why this bilingual education ban should have repealed long ago
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... multilingual population -- including millions of Spanish speakers -- was already in place.

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The Bilingual Advantage by Rebecca M. Callahan, Patricia C. Gándara - Multilingual Matters | Channel View Publications

The Bilingual Advantage by Rebecca M. Callahan, Patricia C.
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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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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

Dual language programs in U.S. infographic | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Immersion Conference 2014 - L2 TReC - The University of Utah

Immersion Conference 2014 - L2 TReC - The University of Utah | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The 2014 International Immersion Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2014.
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Joanna Ting | Go Public Project

Joanna Ting | Go Public Project | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Joanna Ting, a third grader at Field Elementary School, is enrolled in the Dual Language Mandarin Immersion Program. She can read and write in two languages, (Check out our dual language mandarin immersion program.
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Lycée Louis Pasteur: Providing a Truly Bilingual Education | Our Kids Blog

Lycée Louis Pasteur: Providing a Truly Bilingual Education | Our Kids Blog | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
How does Lycée Louis Pasteur encourage bilingual students who are active participants in the global community? Find out at their Open House on October 16th, 2014!
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Washington Parent

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Washington Parent magazine has information for moms, dads and kids in DC, MD and Northern VA.
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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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