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Embracing Bilingualism in the Classroom: What Role Will You Play?

The United States has a troubled history of dealing with bilingualism. But Daniella Suárez writes that bilingual programs have benefits for all students. (July 12, 2017)

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09/19 10:34 am | Dual-Language Learning: How Schools Can Invest in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity | In this fourth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the director of dual-language education in Portland, Ore., says schools must have a clear reason for why ...

Spotlight on English-Language Learners

In this Spotlight, learn about English-proficiency exams, new techniques to help ELLs talk numbers, and Research on the effects of early exposure to English.

EDUCATION WEEK QUIZ

Quiz Yourself on English-Language Learners
Which teaching practices are most effective for delivering academic content to ELLs, how many English-learners will move out of all language-development courses this year, and in what programs do native Spanish-speaking students have more success learning English?

LEADER TO LEARN FROM

César Morales: Recognized for Leadership in Literacy
Superintendent César Morales leveraged his district’s 1-to-1 tablet initiative to create a massive bilingual-literacy campaign and make tens of thousands of electronic books in English and Spanish accessible to students and their families in Oxnard, Calif. He was recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.

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Demand for bilingual, biliterate graduates is high. Experts in dual-language learning explain how schools can start programs and strengthen existing ones.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week
The United States has a troubled history of dealing with bilingualism. But Daniella Suárez writes that bilingual programs have benefits for all students.
July 12, 2017 – Teacher
ELL students are underenrolled in gifted classes, finds an Education Week analysis. But some schools are trying to buck the trend.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
In some states, fewer than 10 percent of students are learning languages other than English, painting a grim picture of foreign language education in U.S. public schools.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
A mix of school, community, and state partnerships are necessary to treat all students fairly, argues Milwaukee school superintendent Darienne Driver.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
In a National Academies report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: public schools need more resources and research.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
When non-native English-speakers in bilingual schools get quality education in their first language, they learn more subject matter. This knowledge helps make the English they hear more comprehensible, which results in more acquisition of English.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
More states and school districts are aiming to reach ELLs early as mounting evidence shows that exposure to language instruction boosts young children's odds of stronger academic achievement later on.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
For big-city districts, Puerto Rico and Spain have becoming recruiting hot spots amid a shortage of teachers for dual-immersion and English-as-a-second-language programs.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A national commitment to adult education could transform the U.S. economy, writes high school teacher Scott Goldstein.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week

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