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Five Reasons Washington Needs Dual Language Programs ...

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Student in a Seattle ELL classroom, 2011. Photo: Celina Kareiva/Mwiza Kalisa. Want your kids to grow up bilingual? Check out Global Washington's guide to dual language education in Washington state. A friend of mine ...
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Washington State expands its dual language programs.

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Generation One – Go Inside A Dual-Language Class

To learn English, Spanish-speaking students need to master Spanish first, educators say. At Bowie Elementary in the Grand Prairie school district, many ...
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Casper dual language program receives grant from National Security Agency - Casper Star-Tribune Online

Paradise Valley Elementary School will receive $70,000 from the National Security Agency to support students learning Mandarin Chinese at the school.
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Multilingual multicolored | Planet Yang

Multilingual multicolored | Planet Yang | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Planet Yang: Multilingual makes for a richer world for Chronicle of Higher Education. http://t.co/UAVwg8a9xy http://t.co/EkUlTBSXs9
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In lagging on bilingual education, we’re squandering valuable asset - The Boston Globe

In lagging on bilingual education, we’re squandering valuable asset - The Boston Globe | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
“Proficiency in more than one language is a critical skill in the globalized 21st-century economy, and yet we do little to develop these students’ native language abilities.” — Phyllis Hardy and Helen Solorzano...
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Caldwell Elementary Dual Language Immersion Showcase

Caldwell Elementary Dual Language Immersion Showcase - March 2015.
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More elementary schools teaching Spanish in dual language programs

More elementary schools teaching Spanish in dual language programs | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and the fastest-growing population is Hispanics, who make up 47 percent of the city's population. So, some schools are taking a proactive approach to teaching students with that in mind.
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Know more than one language? How your bilingual brain could pay dividends

Know more than one language? How your bilingual brain could pay dividends | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Bilingual young adults more likely to graduate high school, go to college—and get the job they want.
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I think that learning more than one language and being able to communicate with more than one language is indeed very beneficial to a person. Having the ability to be bilingual helps one to  converse better with anyone.  

YourTerm's curator insight, March 19, 5:57 AM

Speaking more than one #language may confer significant benefits on the developing brain. Research has now shown that #bilingual young adults not only fare better in the job market, but are also more likely to demonstrate empathy and problem-solving skills.

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Humanitarian-Channel UNICEF USA Bilingual Education in Guatemala on the Humanitarian Channel Channel

Humanitarian-Channel UNICEF USA Bilingual Education in Guatemala on the Humanitarian Channel Channel | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Since the 16th century when Spain colonized Guatemala, Spanish was imposed as the official language and became the sole language taught in schools Through
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Bravo Guatemala!

Ojo! El Baile de las Vocales!

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SFUSD to explore offering Arabic-, Vietnamese-language classes - San Francisco Examiner

SFUSD to explore offering Arabic-, Vietnamese-language classes - San Francisco Examiner | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
In response to a growing number of Arabic- and Vietnamese-speaking students in The City's public schools, the San Francisco Unified School District is considering offering...
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A way with words: Dallas ISD bilingual teacher named best in U.S.

A way with words: Dallas ISD bilingual teacher named best in U.S. | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Irma De La Guardia of Withers Elemenary was honored by the National Association for Bilingual Education.
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In Dayton, A Dual Language Program Helps Students With Limited English - WYSO

In Dayton, A Dual Language Program Helps Students With Limited English - WYSO | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
About a quarter of the students who attend Ruskin Elementary School on the east side of Dayton’s don’t speak English as their first language. Of the 11
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Biliteracy in Action Science and Spanish Language Arts Fourth Grade

In this video, Cheryl Urow, co-founder of the Center for Teaching for Biliteracy, models moving from oracy to literacy in a two-way immersion dual language ...
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Benefits of Bilingual Education

Authors of 'Building Bilingual Education Systems', Peeter Mehisto and Fred Genesee discuss the benefits of bilingualism. Bilingual Education Systems is edited ...
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Bilingual Education Promotes Psychology, Diversity

Bilingual Education Promotes Psychology, Diversity | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Learning a second language helps children grow up with reduced essentialist beliefs and prejudice. At the same time, it strengthens their creative and cognitive performance.
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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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Zimmer: immersion school is 'game-changer' to stem falling enrollment - LA School Report

Zimmer: immersion school is 'game-changer' to stem falling enrollment - LA School Report | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
LA Unified school board member Steve Zimmer calls a proposed $30 million Mandarin-immersion elementary school in Mar Vista “a game-changer.”
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Silver Spring dual-language program 'an underground success story' - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Silver Spring dual-language program 'an underground success story' - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Kemp Mill Elementary students learn in Spanish, English
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Utah bets big on foreign language learning.

Utah bets big on foreign language learning. | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
According to the latest US census data, nearly 80 percent of Americans speak only one language. But one state is taking a gamble on multilingualism in a big way: Utah.
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Building Bilingual Education Systems

Building Bilingual Education Systems | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Building Bilingual Education Systems details the investments required for establishing successful bi-/trilingual education programmes and discusses administrative, community legislative, political, societal and institutional complexities that shape bi-/tri...
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New book on bilingual education including case studies and international perspectives.

Authors interviewed here:http://youtu.be/cIFj6O_c3Qc

 

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US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) — When Thuy Vo Dang came to the U.S. as a young girl, her English took off.
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CPS students will receive recognition for biliteracy

CPS students will receive recognition for biliteracy | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Chicago Public School students who master two or more languages will be recognized with a seal of bilteracy that will appear on their transcripts and may help them get into college.
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