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.
The plan for the first time calls for requiring preschool programs to identify and report the languages spoken by children enrolled.
With most instruction now remote and with less class time, students don’t spend as much time exposed to their new language.
Students and their families need help crossing cultural and linguistic barriers to access distance learning materials and instructions.
Spanish-language resources help parents understand how to navigate distance learning.
The teacher shortage has worsened in recent years as state funding for education improved and districts began lowering class sizes and bringing back programs, increasing the demand for teachers, according to new studies.
In addition to English and Spanish, proficiency in other languages is also important
Researchers focused on classrooms where more than five languages are spoken.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.
Activist Ben Austin founded the Kids Coalition to help parents and students obtain more input into the educational policies of the Los Angeles Unified School District