Commentary: Is California failing its dual language learners?
These days, Washington, D.C., policymakers are focused on working through the details of implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is replacing No Child Left Behind as the nation’s preeminent federal education legislation. The deliberations have included some conversations about how the law treats multilingual students. It’s early days to know how ESSA — and...
By Conor Williams | May 10, 2016
Charter, district schools team up to offer dual-immersion ‘unconference’
The principals of a charter and a district elementary school that share a Baldwin Village location have teamed up to bring dual-language educators together this weekend to learn from each other and share best practices, strategies and resources. About 60 educators from the LA area have signed up to attend Saturday’s free half-day “unconference,” in...
By LA School Report | March 10, 2016
LA Unified to add more dual language immersion programs
The LA Unified school district plans to expand its dual language immersion program next fall, adding Spanish language programs to three elementary schools in the district. According to LAUSD officials, that brings the total number of dual language programs offered by the district to 57, including 43 in Spanish, 10 in Korean, and four in...
By Yana Gracile | July 9, 2014