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Education Week: Spotlight on Global Learning and Languages

Education Week: Spotlight on Global Learning and Languages | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Global connections are as close as the classroom for some students.
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New Minn. school preserving languages

New Minn. school preserving languages | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
ST. PAUL, Minn – A first of its kind child care center will soon open on St. Paul's east side, as two early childhood Montessori schools team up with
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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.
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'Children should start learning languages at age three' - Telegraph

'Children should start learning languages at age three' - Telegraph | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Our European neighbours shame us by their ability to converse in English. The Government would like that to be a thing of the past. So would Catherine Ford
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San Francisco’s La Scuola: Bilingual Education With an Italian Accent

San Francisco’s La Scuola: Bilingual Education With an Italian Accent | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Its innovative and creative approach to education is attracting many families with no ties to Italy.
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Putting Dual Language Learners First in Minnesota - EdCentral

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Putting Dual Language Learners First in Minnesota
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It's hard to see the past decade of education policymaking as anything but a protracted, slouching national shrug when it comes to dual language learners.
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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids' Brains to Better Resist Distraction? - KQED (blog)

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids' Brains to Better Resist Distraction? - KQED (blog) | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Fort Worth-area arts groups to help Arlington school district plan academies - Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fort Worth-area arts groups to help Arlington school district plan academies Fort Worth Star Telegram The Arlington school district is collaborating with arts industry experts this fall to help develop programming and facilities for its two new...
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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 Vietnamese immersion program, the state's first ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Portland Public Schools Vietnamese immersion program, the state's first ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Many of the students in the class speak Vietnamese fluently, but have limited English skills. Others are English speakers who are learning Vietnamese in the class.
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School Successes Inspire NC Push for Dual Language - Education Week News

School Successes Inspire NC Push for Dual Language - Education Week News | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Collinswood Language Academy's experiences with two-way language learning illustrates why North Carolina state education officials are sold on the idea.
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Shanghai educators chat with Spanish immersion class at Rorimer Elementary - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Shanghai educators chat with Spanish immersion class at Rorimer Elementary - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Everyone may have been speaking in a different language, but the big smiles on the children’s faces communicated their greeting clearly.The Spanish immersion class at Rorimer Elementary School welcomed two educators from Shanghai on Mond...
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US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — When Thuy Vo Dang came to the U.S. as a young girl, her English took off.
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Language Immersion at Avenues

The best way for a child to become proficient in a second language is in an immersive learning environment. At Avenues, students learn either Mandarin Chines...
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The Power of Dual-Language Programs

The Power of Dual-Language Programs | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
You may remember taking a foreign language class in school, but in Texas, many students are learning two languages at the same time.
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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.

 
Via James J. Lyons, Esq., Dual Language Education of New Mexico
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