Category: Dual Language-Two Way

Dual Language-Two Way Spanish-English School nominated for a Edvestors School on the Move Award!

A Boston dual Language school, the Joseph J. Hurley K-8th School in the center of Boston, gets selected as one of the three finalists from 128 schools in the district for its growth in students achievement from 2007-2012. This is the second dual language school selected by the prestigious EdVestors philanthropic investment firm in Urban…

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Great resource on What does Special Education look like in Schools

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New Center on Cultural Diversity and Dual Language Supports for Early Chidlhood

For any one interested in resources on diversity and dual language learners please visit the the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness. This center provides the Head Start community with research-based information, practices, and strategies to ensure optimal academic and social progress for linguistically and culturally diverse children and their families. http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/cultural-linguistic/center Please share…

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No Dual Language Program for My Son!

I just finished reading an articleon a wonderful site titled No Dual Language Immersion School for My Son’ http://spanglishbaby.com/2012/03/no-dual-language-immersion-school-for-my-son-yet/ This mother, a Colombian born like me, just heard that her son didn’t make the lottery for the Dual language-two way school in California. I felt so sad because I remember being at that moment 5…

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Keeping your second language alive

This newest article on how to keep a second language alive offers some good ideas for children and adults to engage in activities that will support and grow a second language that is not used very much—http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-bilingual/201202/keeping-language-alive Coincidently, this week I had a conversation with one of the schools I work with on strategies to…

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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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