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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.


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?


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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The benefits of bilingual K-12 schooling drive Annalisa Nash Fernandez to go to great lengths for her children.
December 10, 2014 – Education Week
July 9, 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 4, 2014 – Education Week
March 26, 2014 – Education Week
Latin should be a recommended area of study in the English/language arts standards, student Jacob Weiss writes.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
Issue is billed as critical to help the United States compete in a global economy, and to better prepare today's young people for jobs after graduation.
October 9, 2013 – Education Week
Language translations and a read-aloud option are among the accommodations approved by the Smarter Balanced group.
September 18, 2013 – Education Week
Preschool English-learners benefit from exposure to both English and their home language, say researchers.
May 22, 2013 – Education Week
Communicating with parents is proving to be a big challenge for districts facing immigrant influxes for the first time.
October 3, 2012 – Education Week
A bill on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk would make California the first state to break out data on long-term English-learners.
September 19, 2012 – Education Week

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