Author: vbertelli

Bilingual Daycares in DC

We’re with you. Your young child’s brain should get on with one of the things it does best at this age – acquire languages! To help you out, we compiled this listing of center based daycares (D) and home and family daycares (HD) with immersion or bilingual programs. Playgroups, cooperatives and anything less than five days a week with a bilingual component we plan to list in a separate listing. If you are in a rush to get your hands on that listing, or would like a listing that extends beyond DC, please consider supporting our work by becoming a...

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DC Immersion’s Jimell Sanders selected on SBOE #DCGradReqs Task Force

We are very proud to announce that our Director of Engagement and stellar education advocate Jimell Sanders has been selected to be on the DC State Board of Education’s High School Graduation Requirements Task Force. Under the leadership of Ward 1 representative Laura Wilson Phelan and Ward 8 representative Markus Batchelor, the Task Force will begin its work this month. Jimell is excited and looks forward to “working with a diverse group of engaged DC residents to align what our kids are expected to learn with the demands and possibilities of the world that awaits them.” According to the State...

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Growing demand for bilingual employees in the DC Region

A new report by bipartisan research group New American Economy indicates that there is a growing need for bilingual employees in the US workforce. In fact, demand for multilingual employees more than doubled over the last five years. We asked New American Economy to dig into the number for the DC region. Here is their Report on the DC Region! Demand for bilingual jobs in DC grew 148% over the last five years compared to only 98% for overall growth. Jobs requiring some degree of language skill, but not necessarily bilingualism, also grew much more than jobs overall. Spanish is...

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A Vision for DC – Leveraging the District’s Diversity through Bilingual Education

With our partners at the DC Workforce Investment Council we hosted a panel discussion featuring DCPS Chancellor Wilson, Swiss Ambassador to the US Dahinden, New York State Deputy Commissioner Infante, Delaware Department of Education official Fulton-Archer and Ms. Liao from New American Economy to discuss innovative policies and legislation to narrow the achievement gap and prepare DC residents to excel in a global 21st century workplace. Here are some of the presentations: Ensuring Equal Educational Opportunities for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners by Angelica Infante-Green Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market...

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Debate over Bilingual Education