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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Conor Williams, a senior researcher at the left-leaning think tank New America who has studied dual-language programs, said providing better information might ease tensions enveloping bilingual education. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "Are dual-language programs in urban schools a sign of gentrification?," 3 July 2018 At his job as a third-grade bilingual education teacher at Lincoln Elementary, Richmond resident Jesus Galindo makes roughly $60,000 a year. Annie Sciacca,, "In the Bay Area, 'low income' is six figures," 27 June 2018 In Denver public schools, 20 bilingual education teachers hold H-1Bs and about three hold J-1s. New York Times, "Teacher Pay Is So Low in Some U.S. School Districts That They’re Recruiting Overseas," 2 May 2018 In 1996 came Proposition 209 outlawing affirmative action, and then two years later Proposition 227 restricted bilingual education in public schools. Moni Basu, CNN, "Blue state, red valley: In this part of California, a new generation is more woke than ever," 1 June 2018 Teachers submitted a letter from County Commissioner Tommy Calvert relaying parents’ concerns about Democracy Prep’s lack of bilingual education and echoing teachers’ recommendations. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "SAISD to vote Monday to contract out a school to a charter network," 17 Mar. 2018 Similar arguments were waged against bilingual education. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, "Mexican American Studies scholars waging fight against SBOE this week," 27 May 2018 California, Massachusetts and Arizona have, at some point in the last 20 years, implemented laws eliminating bilingual education programs and replacing them with English-only immersion programs. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "FYI: English isn't the official language of the United States," 20 May 2018 Unclaimed prize money goes to the Foundation School Fund, which is overseen by the Texas Education Agency and helps fund school needs across the state ranging from bilingual education to special education, according to the Texas Lottery Commission. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "$2 million Texas lottery winner has until end of Wednesday to claim prize | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 1 May 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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