Early childhood educators should support and celebrate the cultures, languages and circumstances of the children in their care.
Some California school districts have stopped or reversed declining enrollment in a school by beginning dual-language immersion programs.
The bill would have established a program to offer grants of up to $750,000 to expand or establish dual-language immersion programs.
School districts struggle to hire bilingual teachers in all languages, but the shortage is more severe for teachers fluent in Asian languages.
As the popularity of dual immersion bilingual schools grows, we must also help English learners and their families understand that these programs can benefit them, too.
Some experts say California needs to expand the number of programs that offer bilingual teaching authorizations and recruit new potential teachers.
The potential for a bilingual California is not pie in the sky, but a real seed rooted in our diverse communities — but it will take investment to make it a reality.
Report says Congress should triple federal funding for English learners and increase grants for bilingual teacher training and preschool.
Teachers in Los Angeles Unified will get specialized training to help students learn English at the critical fourth- and fifth-grade level.
Advocates say the expansion of transitional kindergarten is an opportunity to offer high-quality preschool to more children who speak a language other than English at home.
Some parents who chose independent study say their children will lose progress in becoming bilingual if immersion programs are not offered.
To understand a concept, students need to know the words — or language — to communicate it.
A program that prepares bilingual teachers for dual-language classrooms in California is set to end this month, potentially worsening a shortage.
Some school districts were forced to pause their expansion plans for new dual language immersion programs due to the pandemic.
California’s school accountability tool makes it too easy for districts to receive high scores for English learners’ progress, advocates say.