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43rd Annual NABE Conference — Feb. 12-15
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Sailing into the 21st Century: Multiple Languages. Multiple Paths. Lifelong Advantages.

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NABE-CABE pre-conference institute Feb. 12
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This pre-conference institute will address the purpose, philosophy and key features of dual language immersion programs. The overview is intended for all program administrators, teachers, resource personnel, school board members, and parents to assist them with planning and implementation of dual language (two-way and one-way) immersion programs. The institute will include program defi nitions, design, critical features, rationale and basic components for implementation. We will look at specifi c models and programs implemented in Texas, California, New York and throughout the nation.

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Perspectives
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One of the premier benefits that NABE members receive is the highly prized Perspectives, The magazine of the National Association for Bilingual Education. The magazine is editor reviewed, and it includes articles especially designed for bilingual educators and provides cutting edge information on exemplary dual language, multicultural and biliteracy programs. It also deals with public policy issues, research developments, best instructional practices, and other valuable information affecting administrators and educators who work with English language learners.

Click here for the latest issue of the Perspectives, with a strong focus on bilingual special education.

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Reprising the home language survey: Summary of a national working session on policies, practices and tools for identifying potential English learners
CCSSO
This document is the first in a series of working papers that elaborate on a framework of four key stages in moving toward a common definition of English learner, as described in the CCSSO publication, Toward a "Common Definition of English Learner:" A Brief Defining Policy and Technical Issues and Opportunities for State Assessment Consortia, (Linquanti & Cook, 2013).
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State chambers of commerce defend Common Core
Education Week
Chambers of commerce in a growing number of states are casting themselves in the role of defenders of the common core against increasingly vocal opposition to the new standards from some of their traditional Republican allies. Take Georgia. At a January gathering of the Georgia chamber's board of directors in Atlanta, candidates for state superintendent stated their positions on the Common Core State Standards. Eight candidates weighed in — seven Republicans and one Democrat — and most expressed reservations about, or outright resistance to, the standards for English/language arts and mathematics.
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COORDINATOR OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES VACANCY

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is looking for Certified Foreign Language and English Second Language Teachers. EBRPSS is accepting applications for the Coordinator of Foreign Languages. Click here for more information.
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District's bilingual program receives honors
Ruidoso News
White Mountain Elementary and Sierra Vista Primary schools received recognition in Santa Fe, N.M., for the success of their Dual Language Program, a program designed specifically for children whose first language is Spanish. More than 125 students, referred to as "English Language Learners," are enrolled in the bilingual teaching model. Out of Sierra Vista Primary's 345 students, 51 are designated as English language learners while White Mountain Elementary serves 75 of their 487 students through the program.
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High schooler eyes program to boost English language learners' confidence
DNAinfo
A high school student is pushing to create an after-school program to help English language learners do better academically, feel less isolated, and gain confidence and self-esteem. Quentin Dupouy, 17, an Upper West Sider and student at Hunter College High School, is launching ELLIS, which stands for English Language Learning for International Students, and is also a reference to Ellis Island. The program will pair high school students with students in grades K-12 who want conversation partners, mentors and tutors to help them gain confidence speaking in English, he said.
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Scientists map what your brain looks like on English
TIME
Ever wonder how your brain distinguishes all the sounds in a language? How does it know "b" is different from "z"? Researchers may now be closer to understanding how the brain processes sounds, or at least those made in English. Taking advantage of a group of hospitalized epilepsy patients who had electrodes hooked directly to their brains to monitor for seizures, Dr. Edward Chang and his colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, and University of California, Berkeley, were able to listen in on the brain as it listened to 500 English sentences spoken by 400 different native English speakers.
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Dual-language gets boost in local schools
The News-Gazette
English speakers say "book." Spanish speakers say "libro." Students who go through dual-language classes will say it both ways, as they'll finish elementary school fluent in English and Spanish. Dual-language education is catching on around the country, including Champaign-Urbana. Next school year, Champaign's school district will offer dual-language kindergarten and first-grade classes. Urbana's dual-language program is in its second year, and the district is looking into starting a second program — one with Mandarin Chinese as the second language.
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Project Exc-EL to help teach English learners
The Journal News
The numbers speak for themselves. In 2011-2012, the graduation rate for students classified as English language learners at Ossining High School was 46 percent. For all others, it was 80 percent. In White Plains High School, the divide was 65 percent to 88 percent, and in the Tarrytowns' Sleepy Hollow High School, 77 percent of the English learners graduated, compared to 91 percent of their counterparts. "Most of the English language learners programs are focused on younger grades," Tarrytowns' Superintendent Christopher Clouet said.
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Project Exc-EL to help teach English learners
The Journal News
The numbers speak for themselves. In 2011-2012, the graduation rate for students classified as English language learners at Ossining High School was 46 percent. For all others, it was 80 percent.

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Dual-language learning for all students is visionary
The Voice of Tucson
Being visionary didn't work for Arizona. Being reactionary was a bust, too. It's time to apply some hard-nosed realism to the fact that our schools are not serving a population of kids who are fast becoming the majority of K-12 students.

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From second language learning to bilingualism in schools
Psychology Today
We are many who feel that education should help children and adolescents acquire a second or third language while retaining their first language. Education should also encourage the active use of those languages, if at all possible.

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Shy kids not delayed or deficient in language, they just speak less
Society for Research in Child Development via Science Daily
Previous research has suggested that shy children have difficulties with language. Now, a new longitudinal study paints a more nuanced picture. The study, of 816 toddlers, found that children who are inhibited in their behavior tend to speak less but understand what's being said as well as less shy peers. In other words, these children have performance problems when speaking with others, but don't lack capability, suggesting that they're merely reluctant to respond rather than delayed or deficient in understanding language.
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States weigh how to revamp surveys to identify potential English learners
Education Week
A fledgling effort to bring more consistency to services for English language learners is moving ahead with the release of a new set of recommendations on how states and school districts might revise and improve the questions they ask to first identify students who might be in need of English language instruction. Home-language surveys — often a series of a few questions about the language(s) a student speaks and understands — have been the primary way educators identify potential ELLs in their schools.
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