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Aiding English learners: Program shows how preschool could help


June 1, 2006 English Language Learners
Jocelyn Wiener

Even if your parents speak English at home, at 4 years old you have a ways to go before mastering the language. But, especially for 4-year-olds whose first language is Spanish or Hmong or Vietnamese, quality preschool can improve the transition to elementary school.

Most, but not all, county kids are ready to start kindergarten


May 4, 2006 English Language Learners
Beth Winegarner

Half of the region’s kindergarteners are the children of immigrants, and their scores tend to be lower than their English-speaking counterparts. But officials Wednesday said those scores are correlated with social factors — not language.

English immersion fears


April 24, 2006 English Language Learners
Sara Reed

Some say plan could end PSD's dual-language program

Kindergartners face increased hours


April 24, 2006 English Language Learners
T.S. Mills-Faraudo and Jill Tucker

But not all children are prepared for the longer days or the rigorous academics, according to some school officials. It’s especially tough for 4-year-olds and students learning English, according to teachers.

Preschool on bond wish list


September 30, 2003 English Language LearnersOutcomesQuality and CurriculumSpecial Education
T. Keung Hui

Pre-kindergarten / Wake wants new center

House Bill Would Leave 3 of 4 Hispanic Children Behind


July 3, 2003 English Language LearnersGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local

Nearly three-quarters of a million at-risk Hispanic children in California, Texas, Arizona and the rest of the United States would be left unserved by the successful Head Start program under a controversial U.S. House bill that may come to a vote shortly after the July 4th holiday weekend, according to national and state-level Head Start…

Schools look to close student gaps


April 21, 2003 English Language LearnersQuality and CurriculumSpecial Education
Michelle Krupa

Disabled pupils making headway

From the Beginning … There Needs to be Light!


February 28, 2003 English Language Learners
Mayra Rodríguez Valladares

Teachers, experts and community leaders agree that it is almost impossible for Latino children to break the cycle of poverty unless their education starts at a very early age. While efforts exist to provide children with early education through programs such as Head Start, the majority of Latino children often do not enter schools until…