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After reading a story about a Mexican hat dance, 1st grader Ethan Wheeler tries out the dance himself at the Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy in Houston, one of the oldest schoolwide dual-language programs in the country. Dual-language programs—in which teachers split instruction between English and another language—are growing in popularity nationwide.
—Michael Stravato for Education Week

Momentum Builds for Dual-Language Learning

Growing numbers of schools are offering dual-language classes, where teachers split instruction between English and a second language. (March 23, 2012)

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10/21 01:27 pm | Georgia's Preschool Providers to Learn How to Better Support English-Learners | As a result of Georgia's Race to the Top-Early Learning challenge grant, state preschool and early-care providers will be trained to identify and support dual-language ...

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Growing numbers of schools are offering dual-language classes, where teachers split instruction between English and a second language.
March 23, 2012 | Updated: September 11, 2012 - Education Week

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