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English one day, Español the next: Dual-language learning expands with a South Bronx school as a model
At Public School 73 in the South Bronx, 8-year-old Arlette Espallat is reading aloud in Spanish about animals found in “el bosque” or, the forest. Her voice rises as she brings the faraway images to the noisy classroom. Later in the week, Arlette and her classmates will read in English about the life of Olympic …
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Stories for the Chinese New Year!
Many people around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year (sometimes referred to as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival), and we've compiled a list of colorful children's books to accompany the festivities! Whether it's hanging spring-happiness poems or the exciting awakening of the dragon, ...
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For hungry D.C. kids stuck in snow, schools open their doors for meals
City launches first-ever emergency food program to help students missing meals because of storm.
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Schools come together to share Thanksgiving meal and winter clothing drive w/ refugee & immigrant families
A Thanksgiving feast — turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes and, of course, pumpkin pie — filled five tables.These foods are staples of a tradition most Americans grew up
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Dr. Rebecca Palacios on Dual Language Instruction
Dr. Rebecca Palacios is an educator who taught preschool for more than thirty years in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Palacios is also a teacher mentor, a founding member and former vice chair of the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards. In the following resources featuring Dr.
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ELL Programs Often Focus on Basic Skills, Not Higher-Order Thinking, Study Finds
A focus on students' deficits can lead to unequal access to meaningful content, two new reports argue.
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As Bilingual Education Evolves in Santa Fe, Tests Still Push an English-Only Agenda
Two generations ago, children who spoke Spanish in Santa Fe schools were made to kneel on pencils or grains of rice. At sports team practices, they were punished with extra laps for talking in their native language.
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New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried
Some educators fear that the revised test — one of the biggest redesigns ever — will penalize certain students, like immigrants and the poor.
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Officials ask Capitol Hill reps for more funds to teach English to newcomers
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For Some Immigrant Students, Culture Bears on College Choice
High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college.
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Telling stories helps refugee children learn a new language
How do young children who have come to the United States as immigrants or refugees learn English? At one early education school and laboratory in Houston, the new language comes to life when kids use storytelling and dramatic play to get talking. The NewsHour's April Brown reports.
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Dual-Language programs benefit ELLs, Native American Students – and native English speakers too
Efforts to teach ELL students in their native languages are gaining traction—and they’re benefitting native English speakers, too.
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Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).