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Andres Arreola, the 2014 National Spanish Spelling Bee champion, plays video games as his mother, Silvia Rios, reads words for him to spell earlier this month at his home in Sunland Park, N.M.
—Ivan Pierre Aguirre for Education Week

Spanish-Language Spelling Bees Catch On Around the U.S.

Spellers from across the country will compete for the championship title later this month at the fifth annual National Spanish Spelling Bee in Albuquerque, N.M. (July 1, 2015)

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09/28 03:59 pm | Arizona Alters Mandatory English-Only Immersion Program | The amount of time that can be cut from the mandatory four-hour block of English-only instruction depends on a student's grade level and English proficiency.

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The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at American's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

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With strong demand for bilingual skills, more school districts are offering new target languages, such as Arabic, Hebrew, and Vietnamese, in dual-immersion programs.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
An all-English approach to English-language learning is a "setback for all of us," writes Stanford professor Claude Goldenberg.
July 14, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The ESEA language policy does not reflect the critical role a student's first language plays in cognitive development, writes Joe Levitan.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
Southeast Asian students are a sometimes-forgotten group with specific language and learning needs, say Quyen Dinh and Brenda Shum.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
Federal education officials have granted the state's request to delay using the test scores of English-learners in school grades until such students have been in U.S. schools for two years.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week
The benefits of bilingual K-12 schooling drive Annalisa Nash Fernandez to go to great lengths for her children.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week

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