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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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Growing numbers of schools are offering dual-language classes, where teachers split instruction between English and a second language.
March 28, 2012 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Providing non-English-speaking students with resources to navigate through their school day can make all the difference in their academic success, writes Helen Janc Malone.
February 8, 2012 – Education Week
Several schools aiming to better prepare students for a global economy and foster cultural understanding between the United States and China have established online student exchange programs.
February 1, 2012 – Education Week
Under pressure from state and federal education departments, the nation's two largest school systems announced plans this month to dramatically improve services for hundreds of thousands of English-language learners.
October 26, 2011 – Education Week
When it comes to understanding what words mean, researchers say the "ah ha" moment trumps flash-card drills.
June 8, 2011 – Education Week
Federal funds to support K-12 and college foreign-language instruction took a hit in the fiscal 2011 budget deal.
June 8, 2011 – Education Week
November 29, 2010 – Education Week
Educators in Chicago are gearing up to provide bilingual instruction to preschoolers—as Illinois becomes the first state to mandate such instruction.
December 1, 2010 – Education Week
An emerging body of research dispels old myths about language learning and makes a case for multilingualism.
October 22, 2010 – Education Week
Teleconference technology is letting teachers reach more than one school in a class period.
October 20, 2010 – Digital Directions

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