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ABCs of Change For Latino Children


March 24, 2007 English Language Learners
Maria Glod

Advocates Push Early Education Programs To Help Community Bridge Achievement Gap

Native speech key for preschoolers, study finds


March 22, 2007 English Language LearnersOutcomes
Staff Reports

A new study finds that Spanish-speaking preschoolers are better adjusted in class when their teachers speak at least some Spanish, compared to children whose teachers speak only English. The key finding of the study, by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC Chapel Hill, tends of refute conventional wisdom that English-only pre-kindergarten programs…

Language Immersion a Big Draw


January 19, 2007 English Language LearnersQuality and Curriculum
Quynh Tran

Escuela Bilingue Internacional in Rockridge finds demand for its services greatly exceeds expectations

More children learn more than one language


January 10, 2007 English Language LearnersQuality and Curriculum
Beth Walton

Azure Warrenfeltz is fluent in Japanese and Spanish. She also can understand bits of French, German, Arabic and Italian, and she soon hopes to learn some Mandarin Chinese. Azure is 4 years old.

Espanol, English Mingling in Md. Classroom


November 12, 2006 English Language Learners
Lori Aratani

Dual-Language Immersion Improves Skills for Students of Different Cultures

For Hispanic Parents, Lessons on Helping With the Homework


November 1, 2006 English Language Learners
Joseph Berger

Parental involvement is a buzzword in education, a recommended cure for high dropout rates, poor test scores and almost everything else that ails schoolchildren. But for immigrant parents, helping their children absorb lessons in an inscrutable language in a strange country has always been a distinctive challenge.

Preschool alternative proposed


August 25, 2006 English Language Learners
Jennifer Toomer-Cook

Senator wants state to pay for training parents to assist their children

Demand for preschool widens — as does ethnic gap


August 24, 2006 AccessEnglish Language LearnersUniversal and Targeted
Diana Bellettieri

Despite representing a large and rapidly growing segment of the nation’s population, Hispanic children are least likely to participate in preschool, studies show.

DPS sets English policy


August 10, 2006 English Language Learners
Nancy Mitchell

First-ever guidelines issued for teaching Spanish speakers

Local pre-K seeks Hispanic students


July 28, 2006 English Language LearnersQuality and CurriculumSpecial Education
Melissa Tyndall

Schools, local Hispanics hope to open language barriers