A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. In fact, the U.S. has no official language.
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New York City schools will offer 32 additional dual language programs and 16 transitional bilingual programs, a move that could help better integrate schools and boost learning for students who are learning English as a new language.
According to a recent study, genes may influence how the brain processes language sounds and has played a role in how language has evolved with time.
A Colorado school district will re-evaluate its bilingual education program, citing a shortage of qualified teachers as one reason.
In the Los Angeles Unified School District—where roughly 1 in 5 students is an EL—20.7 percent of students who began the school year as ELs will end the year designated as English proficient.
Rhode Island legislators have proposed a bill that would create a position in the state's Department of Education to coordinate and promote the development of more bilingual programs in public schools.
Research shows that English language learners benefit from public prekindergarten programs, especially if given access to bilingual instruction.
Third-graders in a Spanish immersion program at a Montana elementary school recently performed bilingual plays based on legends and stories they created after studying Native American storytelling.
The DC Public Charter School Board released waitlist data for the 2018-19 academic year that shows that dual language are the schools with the longest wait lists.
A New York state school district has hired more than 100 teachers and 50 specialists who speak up to four languages to help support the educational needs of its growing student population.
Insights on K-12 study abroad student experiences and associated outcomes are shared in this blog post.
A Dakota language immersion school for Early Head Start and preschool-age children in Minnesota will open in June to introduce the language to a new generation of speakers.
A California elementary school this fall will be the first in its district to start a Hmong language immersion program.
Dr. José Medina, Director of Global Language and Culture Education at CAL and with connections to EPISD, returned home last week to train principals and other educators on strategies to strengthen the innovative bilingual education program at their campuses.
New York City's Education Department recently announced that 33 bilingual prekindergarten programs will be added in the 2018-19 school year, including Bengali and Russian for the first time.
Bilingualism may improve task-switching skills for students with autism, a study suggests.
Dual language students at a Wisconsin elementary school recently celebrated the release of a 34-page trilingual children's book about the Ho-Chunk Nation that they helped create.
Bilingual students are serving as their school's language ambassadors, a role in which they serve as interpreters to help immigrants, foreign visitors and English language learners.