education nation dual language immersion

Yesterday was the first day of the 2012 “Education Nation” National Summit, taking place from Sept. 23-25 in New York City. The three-day event – which draws more than 300 of the country’s thought leaders in education, government, business, philanthropy and media, is focusing on successful examples of innovation in education, including bilingual education.

Summit sessions, moderated by top NBC News journalists, and NBC’s on-air programming will highlight a series of case studies from communities across the country, providing tools and takeaways for participants and viewers. One of those case studies, is Geddes Elementary in Baldwin Park, California and their dual-language immersion program.

Check out the video below to see how fascinating these programs are and how they truly serve as a model to improve fledgling school systems. Then, visit for more detailed information and in-depth interviews with Geddes Elementary parents and staff.

The Summit is being live-streamed on (check out full schedule here), and I suggest you put an alert to watch the panel discussion on child development, literacy, dual language, and minority students on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 8:55 a.m. EST. Panelists include Richard J. Noriega, President and CEO, AVANCE; Virginia Castro, principal, Geddes Elementary School; and Patricia Kuhl, Professor of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Washington.

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