Month: June 2011

Gaps for Hispanics!

Latest report on the how Hispanic Students are doing– not a good picture. Here is an excerpt from the most recent Ed Week article highlighting a summary of the report%%anc%% if (1==1) {document.getElementById(“link140″).style.display=”none”;} “Florida, however, is bucking the trend. It was second only to California in having the largest Hispanic student population in grades 4…

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Excellent Report on RTI models that incorporate Dual Language Programs

This collaborative position paper is propelled by the urgency to improve educational achievement opportunities for students who are English Language Learners (ELLs ), whether with or without disabilities. Prior to a statewide adoption of a Response to Intervention/ Multi-tiered (RTI/MTI) model, it is imperative that the RTI/MTI approach takes into account the specific educational needs…

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Latest Article on the Benefits of Bilinguals in the New York Times

Latest research highlights many benefits of bilinguals. 1. Ability to attend to important information and ignore the less important information 2. Ability to multi-task more effectively than monolinguals– through activation and sequencing of different and faster areas in the brain 3. Appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s read on the New York Times at…

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