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August 17, 2007
English Language Learners
Karen Ayres
The Dallas Morning News

Many see a better way to teach bilingualism: dual language

One by one, Texas school districts are abandoning the bilingual education model that has been used to teach English to Spanish-speaking kids for the past 35 years. Drs. Collier and Thomas – the most prominent researchers in the field – say dual programs boost test scores with about twice as much power as other types of programs for limited-English students.