Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:25pm
Portland Public Schools could see new dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish in the fall of 2014, according to the latest update from the district's language immersion officials.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 3:30pm
As the US struggles with inequity between richer and poorer school districts, Shanghai's stellar urban schools offer hands-on help to rural schools with intensive teaching and administrative mentoring.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 1:44pm
When school starts in August, students from middle-school age and up in the Grapevine-Colleyville district will be able to choose Chinese I as a credited language class, along with Spanish, French, German, Latin and American Sign language.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:52am
At Dublin (Ohio) City Schools, Chinese teacher Dun Zhang teaches class in three different high school buildings—at the same time. With a shrinking budget and a desire to keep the foreign language program, the district moved to a blended model this year, with a combination of in-person, online, and video conference classes, to save money while reaching as many students as possible.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:26pm
English as a Second Language programs have historically focused on Spanish-speaking students, but the ESL map is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is challenging K12 schools to cope with a burgeoning number of different native languages—more than 100 in some locations—as new immigrants arrive in districts across the country.