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#GivingTuesday For Bilingual Education

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Today we’ll all be making history together as we join a new movement called #GivingTuesday. We’re all way too familiar and entrenched with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about a day honoring the tradition of being grateful that we can even enjoy those “celebrations” and give back to others as much as we were able to get deals for us? That’s exactly the idea behind #GivingTuesday, a concept I learned about back in September when I was invitedRead More ...

Week in Links for #BilingualKids — Nov. 10

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La Doppia Vita from Language Magazine — A thorough article by our very own expert, Simona Montanari, about the proven benefits of dual language immersion education through the lens of the own Italian-English program she helped get started in Los Angeles. Born To Be Bilingual by François Grosjean from Life as a Bilingual — A letter written by the esteemed Prof. Grosjean on the birth of his first grandchild. Congratulation to him and his family and what a lucky little baby thisRead More ...

Mi Gente Finally Speaks Up….We Speak Up

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Note: Up until now we never wrote on this blog or our Facebook change who our candidate was or which party we endorsed because this site is not about politics. But now that the election is over, I have many thoughts I want to share. Thanks for this space. We always try to stay away from politics in SpanglishBaby, but it’s unavoidable to talk about the most important event in our recent history: the reelection of our first African-American President,Read More ...

5 Benefits of Bilingual Education

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I’m the product of a bilingual school and I will be forever grateful to my parents for making the decision to give me such an amazing educational opportunity because I’m sure my life would not be what it is today had I gone to a regular school. Unfortunately, I’m currently not able to do the same for my kids. As you’ve probably read here before, my options in terms of bilingual or dual language immersion schools in Denver are prettyRead More ...

Education Nation 2012 Case Study: Dual Language Early On Reaps Benefits Later {Video}

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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 toolsRead More ...

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