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Dual-Language Learning: 6 Key Insights for Schools

Demand for bilingual, biliterate graduates is high. Experts in dual-language learning explain how schools can start programs and strengthen existing ones. (September 15, 2018)

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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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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
Shifting demographics and economic interests are transforming views on multilingual education around the country.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
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 16, 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 10, 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 13, 2015 – Education Week
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
Southeast Asian students are a sometimes-forgotten group with specific language and learning needs, say Quyen Dinh and Brenda Shum.
February 4, 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

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