Dual-Language Instruction

English-Language Learners Spotlight Spotlight on Bilingual Instruction
In this Spotlight, identify potential gaps in your schools, evaluate dual-language education programs, and more.
September 15, 2021
English-Language Learners What the Research Says Schools in 35 States Offer Dual-Language Programs
Schools now offer dual-language education in 18 languages, according to newly released 2016-17 data from the U.S. Department of Education.
Corey Mitchell, January 21, 2020
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English-Language Learners Dual-Language Learning: Making Teacher and Principal Training a Priority
In this seventh installment on the growth in dual-language learning, two experts from Delaware explore how state education leaders can build capacity to support both students and educators.
Corey Mitchell, September 24, 2018
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English-Language Learners Using Data to Help ELLs Succeed Requires Partnerships, Persistence, Report Argues
What do English-learners need to succeed? A Washington-based think tank examines what states can learn from Illinois' efforts to find out what drives or derails ELL achievement.
Corey Mitchell, January 12, 2018
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English-Language Learners Massachusetts Law Paves the Way for More Bilingual Education
The new law overturns a nearly 15-year-old law that had eliminated bilingual education in most of the state's public schools.
Corey Mitchell, November 27, 2017
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English-Language Learners Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds
The dual-language classes paved the way to English-proficiency for non-native speakers. The findings are consistent with other research that touts the benefits of two-way language instruction.
Corey Mitchell, November 22, 2017
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English-Language Learners Bilingual Children Can Distinguish Voices in Languages They Don't Know
A New York University study examined how children process information about who is talking, and adds to a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of bilingualism.
Corey Mitchell, July 25, 2017
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English-Language Learners For English-Learners, Seeing Peers 'Struggle and Persist' Is Beneficial
New research finds that the grit of a student's peers was twice as influential as individual grit in predicting literacy growth for English-language learners.
Corey Mitchell, July 17, 2017
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English-Language Learners California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education
The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.
Corey Mitchell, November 8, 2016
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English-Language Learners Bilingual vs. English-Only: Arguments For and Against California's Prop. 58
The upcoming vote has reignited a passionate debate over how to best educate California's 1.4 million English-learners.
Corey Mitchell, October 12, 2016
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English-Language Learners Nearly Half of U.S. States Offer Special Recognition for Bilingual Graduates
Tens of thousands of students are earning the honors each year. More than 40,000 students in California, the birthplace of the biliteracy seal, earned the special recognition last school year.
Corey Mitchell, September 28, 2016
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English-Language Learners Los Angeles Unified Expands Dual-Language, Bilingual Programs
The expansion is part of an effort to teach more children in the nation's second-largest school system to read and write, not just speak, in multiple languages.
Corey Mitchell, August 18, 2016
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English-Language Learners ELL Parents Can Boost Their Children's English Skills By Doing These Two Things
Spanish-speaking children experience significant improvements in English-language acquisition during preschool when they have a good grasp of the letters and numbers in their home language.
Corey Mitchell, August 12, 2016
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English-Language Learners U.S. Wants One Million Students Studying Mandarin by 2020
The effort recognizes the growing importance of U.S.-China relations and aims to prepare a new generation of U.S. citizens to engage with China through commerce and culture.
Corey Mitchell, August 2, 2016
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