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 In his two years as Education secretary, Cavazos was known for promoting the idea of giving parents the option of deciding where to send their children to school — with limits to prevent segregation — and advocating bilingual education. Mark Pratt, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2022 In 1998, when Prop. 227 threatened to end bilingual education in California, Salinas led a statewide opposition effort, representing a coalition of concerned parents, school districts and other organizations. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 In 2016, Salinas was outspoken about the importance of Prop. 58, which allowed schools to engage in bilingual education. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 Six years later Sánchez won a lawsuit mandating bilingual education in Hartford schools. Susan Dunne,, 14 Nov. 2021 Godfrey, a fluent Spanish speaker who sponsored legislation on bilingual education and expanding professional licenses to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, said her representation has focused on the diversity of Springdale. Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Online, 30 Nov. 2021 Charters can limit certain student enrollment by not offering certain programs, such as special education, emergent bilingual education, and free or reduced lunch. Peter Greene, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 There are stories like the one about Pete Chacon being elected to the state Assembly and leading the movement for bilingual education. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Sep. 2021 That’s especially true in special education, bilingual education and math. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bilingual education

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Bilingual education.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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