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Contact us to start your path to being successful, problem-solving and proactive in your career as an educator. The Bilingual Education Department serves the Lansing School District as the central location for services, outreach, and data regarding our bilingual students, families and staff. Students are offered an opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience working alongside teachers who are fully involved in providing quality bilingual education.
In fact, in 2007-08, 61 percent of all Texas LEP pupils were enrolled in grades PK-3. Education experts attribute part of the decline in bilingual teachers and classes to the troubled legacy of bilingual education in the state. But they may be in the best position to reinvent bilingual education precisely because they know the high stakes of failure, including both the crippling effects of not speaking English and the devastation of losing a linguistic heritage.
However, when respondents are simply asked whether or not …Read More
After 30 years of the bilingual experiment and billions of dollars spent, reliable research shows that these programs fail to teach students the English language and literacy they need for school success. Bob Measel, assistant director of the Massachusetts Office of English Language Acquisition and Academic Achievement, confirmed that the 2002 law’s exception for dual-language programs does not extend to programs exclusively serving English learners.
A recent study that randomly assigned limited English proficient kindergartners in six schools to bilingual education or structured English immersion finds no statistically significant differences in English skills by grade 4 as measured on standardized tests 4 In earlier grades, though, difference in English test scores between students in the two programs were larger and sometimes statistically significant.
Under the Local Control Funding Formula, the 2013 school law that provides a certain amount of money for each child, plus extra if that child has special …Read More
These newly certified bilingual and ESL teachers have need of high-quality bilingual teacher education programs that equip them to effectively teach in both English and Spanish, as students learn academic content in Spanish while simultaneously learning English as a second language, ultimately achieving the goal of fluency and literacy in English. Florida International University Assistant Professor of Linguistics Phillip M. Carter told VOXXI the irony is the smoking gun in favor of bilingual education is tied directly to Prop 227’s effect in Northern California, where such programs were allowed if more than 50 percent of parents signed waivers.
The Role of Primary Language Development in Promoting Educational Success for Language Minority Students.” In Schooling and Language Minority Students: A Theoretical Framework, edited by the California State Department of Education Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education.
In her research, Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, a professor of child development in the College of Education at …Read More