bilingual education


Definition of bilingual education

: education in an English-language school system in which students with little fluency in English are taught in both their native language and English

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Recent Examples on the Web The first three stories in the series published today focus on the topics of bilingual education, college education, and Latinos in politics. Staff, USA TODAY, "USA TODAY Launches “Hecho en USA” Series on Latino Community in the United States," 7 Jan. 2020 Macias said Jackson has championed the expansion of bilingual education initiatives. Hannah Leone,, "CPS students learning English have academic successes on par with peers, new ‘milestone’ study says," 3 Dec. 2019 Both France and Spain already invest in bilingual education, which makes their relatively low score on EF’s English proficiency index worrying for policymakers. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "Europe’s largest economies are falling behind in English," 5 Nov. 2019 Depending on their scores, students may be placed in a transitional bilingual education program, according to CPS. Hannah Leone,, "CPS students learning English have academic successes on par with peers, new ‘milestone’ study says," 3 Dec. 2019 In Nunavut, the northernmost Canadian territory, where most Inuit live, not all schools offer classes in Inuktut even though the territory has mandated bilingual education by 2020. The Economist, "The Inuit agree on a common writing system," 3 Oct. 2019 In the late 1990s and early 2000s, some states banned bilingual education. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "Louisiana Says ‘Oui’ to French, Amid Explosion in Dual-Language Schools," 21 Aug. 2019 Pawlowski has a background in science education and bilingual education and was previously assistant principal of McWhirter Elementary. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Meet Clear Creek ISD's new principals ... and its new elementary school," 9 Aug. 2019 Quentin worked with Republicans to oppose bilingual education and bilingual voting and to undermine HIV education in our schools. Phil Matier,, "Quentin Kopp harrumphs again, says he’ll run against state Sen. Scott Wiener," 31 July 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Bilingual education.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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