Bilingual is Better

The Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program from Latinas for Latino Literature — I am so happy that our friend over at L4LL have put together this program and I can’t wait to get started with my two kids. Besides summer reading lists divided by age groups, there are also several useful resources and printables. The challenge is for your kids to read at least eight books from now to Aug. 12. To reward them, L4LL will be giving away prizes such as picture books and tablets. So get on over there and register!

Arne Duncan Touts Advantages of Bilingualism from Education Week — U.S. Secretary of Education makes very clear comments about the importance of bilingualism and why educators should not forget that English learners “come to school with a major asset” — their native language, which needs to be maintained so they can become bilingual.

North Carolina school a standout for bilingual education from La Prensa — I love reading about successful DL programs. In this case,  it’s a North Carolina school which has become a national model for its bilingual program and curriculum. Bravo!

The Questions People Get Asked About Race from NPR’s Code Switch — Funny, ridiculous, surprising, ignorant, frustrating, insulting… just some of the adjectives that come to mind when reading about the questions people get ask about their race, culture, ethnicity, etc.

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