Month: March 2010

Federal Government takes Notice of Bilingual English Language Learners (ELL) failure in Boston

ARE WE REALLY ADDRESSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR LATINO STUDENTS? Today in the Boston Globe First state targeted for not addressing the educational achievement gap between Latino bilingual students and our Anglo counter parts -California is Mass. next? Certainly Boston is next according to a major article in the Globe http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/03/27/us__to_investigate_english_teaching__efforts_in_hub/?page=2 The government wants real…

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BC Romero Scholarship Event Honors Alumni Committed to Bilingual Special Education

Maria Luisa Portuondo was awarded the BC John A. Dinneen, SJ, Hispanic Alumni Community Service Award. Ms. Portuondo is a Boston College graduate who received her masters’ degree in Special Education in 1973. Since then, Ms. Portuondo has been a tireless driver of school reform for bilingual students with disabilities in order to improve the…

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