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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Texas district may launch Spanish classes at elementary schools

With strong parent support, Highland Park ISD administrators are planning a new elementary foreign language program.

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Diving into Dual-Language

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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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.

Ark. Schools Work to Find Bilingual Teachers

Hispanic students in Springdale, Arkansas are getting the opportunity to pursue an education and return to the hallways of Springdale schools as bilingual teachers.

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Pasadena Schools Have an Ear for Languages

The Pasadena Unified School District’s language immersion programs started three years ago with just a few dozen kindergartners and first-graders. Now more than 450 K-through-4 students are enrolled, including one in eight children who started kindergarten in the district this fall.

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Segregated Charter Schools Evoke Separate But Equal Era in U.S.

Six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, segregation is growing because of charter schools, privately run public schools that educate 1.8 million U.S. children.

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Navigation for Exceptional Students

This Minnesota superintendent is trying to close this "excellence gap" through innovative curricula.

Successful Strategies for English Language Learners

Districts employ a variety of programs to address surging ELL enrollment—and dropout rate.