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In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages — and learn acceptance

In this California classroom, students teach each other their home languages — and learn acceptance | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
One ethnic studies teacher in Oakland, California, noticed that her students, who come from all over the world, had some trouble relating to each other. So, she created a video dictionary so that the students can teach each other words and phrases from their home country.
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Four Steps Schools Should Take to Identify Gifted English-Learners - Learning the Language - Education Week

Four Steps Schools Should Take to Identify Gifted English-Learners - Learning the Language - Education Week | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Researchers from the National Center for Research on Gifted Education visited elementary and middle schools in three states to study schools that had "exemplary" track records in spotting academically talented ELLs. Nationally, only 2 percent of English-learners are enrolled in gifted and talented programs.
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America needs more Chinese teachers, but Donald Trump’s immigration policies may make it harder to get them

America needs more Chinese teachers, but Donald Trump’s immigration policies may make it harder to get them | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
While demand for Chinese language education is on the up, stricter rules on immigration may make it harder for schools to find enough qualified teachers
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University program aims to boost bilingual teachers in Texas

University program aims to boost bilingual teachers in Texas | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
A new partnership between Austin's school district and St. Edward's University is finding and grooming tomorrow's dual-language instructors. 
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Diegnan Bill to Establish Dual Language Immersion Program Passes Senate - East Brunswick NJ News

Diegnan Bill to Establish Dual Language Immersion Program Passes Senate - East Brunswick NJ News | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - East Brunswick is already way ahead of the game on this one, but the dual language program that promotes the growth of the number of bilingual high school graduate
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Michigan's third-grade reading law could penalize bilingual programs

Michigan's third-grade reading law could penalize bilingual programs | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
When 89 third-graders at the Academy took the test in 2016, only a single student met state standards. If the law had been in effect, almost every one would have repeated the third grade.
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CDE launches program to expand learning of foreign languages

CDE launches program to expand learning of foreign languages | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Research indicates the learning of a foreign language results in a myriad of lifelong benefits.With that in mind, state education leaders have decided to launch an ambitious program to increase, in the coming decade, K-12 students’ profi
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School Board sidelines DLI extension proposal | News | coastalview.com

School Board sidelines DLI extension proposal | News | coastalview.com | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Aliso School ordered to evaluate implementation of multilingual education
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School board votes for Spanish immersion to continue

School board votes for Spanish immersion to continue | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
The Wilson County Board of Education voted Monday to continue the Spanish immersion program.

In a split vote, with six members voting for and one member, Chairwoman Christine Fitch, voting …
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Educators Say More Guidance Needed For Dual Language Programs | WBAA

Educators Say More Guidance Needed For Dual Language Programs | WBAA | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
More than a dozen Indiana schools are working to implement dual language programs. The state is helping them with funding, but some schools say what they
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The National Shortage of ELL Teachers Has Caught the Eye of Congress

The National Shortage of ELL Teachers Has Caught the Eye of Congress | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Legislation proposed by congressional Democrats would create a grant program intended to help colleges of education and school districts partner on creating curricula for aspiring ELL teachers.
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UW will build teacher corps for dual-language classrooms with help from $2.4 million grant

UW will build teacher corps for dual-language classrooms with help from $2.4 million grant | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
The new federal grant will cover half the cost of tuition for teacher candidates to get a master’s degree in elementary education and a bilingual teaching endorsement.
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Dual Language Learners Lacking in Preschool - Language Magazine

Dual Language Learners Lacking in Preschool - Language Magazine | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
The Migration Policy Institute and the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy have released a new report on the young Dual Language Learner (DLL) population in California. The report was pooled over the 2011-2015 period of children 8 and under, and found that these DLL’s with at least one parent who speaks a language other …
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New Mexico faces moral test on educating diverse students | New Mexico In Depth

New Mexico faces moral test on educating diverse students | New Mexico In Depth | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
When Wilhelmina Yazzie thinks back to elementary school, she remembers feeling shame in not speaking “proper English.”
These days, Yazzie feels pride in speaking Navajo and wants the same for her children when they grow up. “That would be one of the great accomplishments, if we get (Native language classes) in all the schools,” Yazzie said a few weeks ago to talk about a historic ruling in a lawsuit that bears her name. However, the school district her children attend – Gallup McKinley – gets just $25,000 in Indian Education Act funding to serve about 9,000 Native American students. “That is pennies. There’s hardly anything we can do with that to meet the cultural and linguistic needs that are required under this law,” said Superintendent Mike Hyatt.
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Amidst teacher shortage new funds help districts train more bilingual teachers

Amidst teacher shortage new funds help districts train more bilingual teachers | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
New state funds, available through The Bilingual Teacher Professional Development grants, are helping more school districts and county offices of education to increase the number of bilingual teachers in the state.
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Lots of students, growth, but not enough teachers: A comprehensive look at dual language immersion in San Gabriel Valley –

Lots of students, growth, but not enough teachers: A comprehensive look at dual language immersion in San Gabriel Valley – | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
With more dual language immersion programs on the rise than ever before, school districts adapting and struggling.
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Solving the Bilingual Teacher Shortage - Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice - Education Week

Solving the Bilingual Teacher Shortage - Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice - Education Week | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
An alternative licensure program for bilingual teachers helps tackle the bilingual teacher shortage.
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Will Every State Offer Special Recognition for Its Bilingual Graduates? - Learning the Language - Education Week

Will Every State Offer Special Recognition for Its Bilingual Graduates? - Learning the Language - Education Week | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Forty-three states and the District of Columbia offer special recognition for high school graduates who demonstrate fluency in two or more languages. Just a handful of mostly rural states have yet to be swept up in the movement.
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Congress Pushes Back on Plan From DeVos to Scrap ELL Office

Congress Pushes Back on Plan From DeVos to Scrap ELL Office | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Democratic members of Congress are pushing back against a proposal from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that would scrap the federal office that guides education policy and practice for millions of English-language-learner and immigrant students.
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Support for preschool dual language learners could give lifelong advantage

Support for preschool dual language learners could give lifelong advantage | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Given what is known about the brain science of language acquisition, early support for dual language learners in state preschool programs could give Latino children an advantage. But most state preschool programs provide few or no proven supports to help bilingual children flourish, according to NIEER’s recent report.
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Op-Ed: Santa Clara County Schools Need to Rethink Dual-Immersion Language Classes

Op-Ed: Santa Clara County Schools Need to Rethink Dual-Immersion Language Classes | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
According to one local educator, Silicon Valley school districts need to overhaul the current system of dual-immersion language programs.
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Op-Ed: Santa Clara County Schools Need to Rethink Dual-Immersion Language Classes

Op-Ed: Santa Clara County Schools Need to Rethink Dual-Immersion Language Classes | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
According to one local educator, Silicon Valley school districts need to overhaul the current system of dual-immersion language programs.
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Charter school proposal faces questions from Deming school board

Charter school proposal faces questions from Deming school board | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Care Academy founders seek a school charter through the district, but their initial application is sharply critical of Deming Public Schools.
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"Give us a chance"

"Give us a chance" | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Following the New Mexico Public Education Commission’s decision not to renew the charter for the Taos International School, school director Nadine Vigil says …
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Ohio schools to recognize students who master second language

Ohio schools to recognize students who master second language | Dual Language Education Challenges & Opportunities | Scoop.it
Being able to switch with ease between English and another language takes years of dedicated work.
Starting with the Class of 2018, Ohio high schools have a new way to recognize graduating seniors who put in that time and effort. And it could give them a boost on the way to a job or admission to a university.
The Seal of Biliteracy would appear on the school transcripts of students who prove through testing that they can skillfully converse, read and write in both languages.
Modern languages,
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