Portland schools could see multiple new language immersion programs by fall of 2014

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.

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Global education lessons: China’s mentor schools bridge rich-poor gap

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.

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World languages program in some Texas schools offers much more than basic Spanish

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.

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Immersion Schools Get Strategic About Foreign Language Education

Language immersion schools in the U.S. have grown in numbers and scope in a relatively short period of time.

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Three’s a Charm for Teaching Chinese through Blended Learning

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.

Three’s a Charm for Teaching Chinese through Blended Learning

Are Schools Getting Tongue-Tied?

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.

Ill. District to Cut Chinese Language Program

The Chinese language program for Arlington Heights School District 25 elementary school students, started in 2009, is being eliminated.

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What Do Students Really Need to “Know?"

Breakthrough technologies challenge the fundamental premises of schools.

Making sense of blended learning

The principles of successful digital integration into classroom instruction are at work in Wade King Elementary School