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What the Latino achievement gap really looks like
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This year, 1-in-4 public elementary school students is Latino, an indication that the young Latino population is growing quickly. But, Latino students still lag behind their white peers in high school graduation rates across the country, according to preliminary data recently released by Department of Education. The report shows that in a state-by-state breakdown of high school graduation rates, Hispanic students were less likely to graduate from high school than whites and Asians in all but two states over the 2010-2011 school year. More

Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!!
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Local contact: Nilda M. Aguirre at or (225) 209-0224
What: 42nd Annual International Bilingual Education Conference
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
When: Feb. 7-9

Dear NABE members,

Mark your calendars — NABE is pleased to invite you to be a part of Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!! NABE's 42nd Annual Conference will be held at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Feb. 7-9. This event is to bring awareness to the magic behind Bilingual Education. It will be a week filled with educational speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, music, raffles, prizes, demonstrations, cutting edge presentations of all sorts and so much rich research, best practices in dual language and bilingual education, the new education wave on common core state standards, ESEA flexibility waivers, special interest group research and more.

Keynote speakers for this event include Dr. Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Dade County Public Schools, Dr. Kenji Hakuta, professor from Stanford University, Dr. Ofelia Garcia from the Graduate Center City University of New York and Dr. Andrew Cohen from University of Minnesota.

We are thrilled to have with us featured speakers Dr. Catherine Snow, professor from Harvard University, Dr. Laurie Olsen, director of the Sobrato Early Academic Literacy Program, Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, executive director from Californians Together, Dr. Jim Cummins from Ontario Institute of Education, Tony Miller, deputy secretary from DOE, and Okhee Lee Salwen, Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth and Lixing (Frank) Tang from NYU Steinhardt, N.Y.

See attachment for more information on the conference or visit the NABE website:

Click here to view the NABE 2013 Conference Schedule at a Glance.

Click here to view NABE's Special Interest Groups for 2012-2013.

DOE announces 61 applications as finalists for $400 million Race to the Top-District competition
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The U.S. Department of Education announced that 61 applications have been selected as finalists for the Race to the Top-District competition. The 2012 RTTT-D program will provide close to $400 million to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps and prepare every student for success in college and careers. More

Lynn Woolley: An argument against increased school funding
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If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, what should we think about the lawsuit that Texas school districts are pursuing against their own taxpayers? Our schools are failing — and all we hear is the classic and worn-out excuse that we're not spending enough money. More

Report: Latino students are highest users of mobile devices for homework
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Parents, here's the good news — that smartphone or tablet which seems permanently glued to your 13-year-old's fingers might very well be one of their best homework tools. Latino students happen to be the biggest users of these devices for homework, according to a new national survey conducted by TRU, a youth polling organization, and commissioned by the Verizon Foundation. But here's the catch — while students have integrated these devices into their study habits at home, this is not the case in most of the nation's classrooms. More

Learning in 2 languages
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Early in our series "Being Young in Rural Alaska" from the producers of Kids These Days, we learned about efforts to reintroduce indigenous languages through school programs. At the Lower Kuskokwim School District in Bethel, Ala., they have a different challenge: figuring out the best way to teach reading and writing to kids who are already living in two languages. More

English language learners in Arizona graduate at lowest rate in nation
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Preliminary data recently released by the Department of Education shows that only 25 percent of English language learners in Arizona graduate high school in four years. That's compared to Texas, where the English language learner graduation rate is 58 percent, and California, at 60 percent. More

Elementary pupils immersed in foreign language
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When it comes to lessons in other tongues, Kevin Fitzgerald, the superintendent of the Caesar Rodney school district in northeastern Delaware, is never at a loss for words. He speaks with pride about the fact that his district's high school, Caesar Rodney High School, offers six foreign languages: French, Spanish, German, Latin, and, more recently, Arabic and Mandarin. More

More children growing up with parents behind bars
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The number of children with parents behind bars in the United States is growing. And a Latino child is more than twice as likely to have an incarcerated parent as a white child. An infographic created by sociologist Becky Pettit in her new book, Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress illustrates a five-fold increase in the number of children with parents behind bars from 1980 to 2005. More

5 states to extend classroom time for almost 20,000 students in bid to boost achievement
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Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states announced that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level. More


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