Destacan valor de la ensegñanza en dos idiomas

By Milagros Meléndez-Vela, El Tiempo Latino, May 27, 2016 El Tiempo latino reported on the hosting of our Ward 1 community engagement forum El Valor Económico y Social de tuna Educación Bilingüe "“Estamos muy entusiasmados con la oportunidad de llevar el mensaje a la...

Dual-Language Classes for Kids Grow in Popularity

In increasingly global economy, more parents seek leg up for their children through early immersion programs By Janet Adamy, The Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2016 Penelope Spain is desperate to make her 3-year-old son fluent in a second language. Last year, the...

D.C. Schools Expand Dual-Language Programs

By Natalie Gross, Education Writers Association, March 18th 2016 The news of Houston Elementary DCPS having been authorized to start a dual language immersion program in the fall of 2016 was covered by the Latino Ed Beat of the Education Writers Association "“We know...

Dual Language Drought | Capital Community News

By Jonetta Rose Barras, December 24, 2015 "The District must grow a pool of global citizens fluent in various world languages and cultures, if it’s serious about developing long-term relations with countries like China and expanding employment opportunities for its...

The Economic Imperative of Bilingual Education

By Melinda D. Anderson, November 10, 2015 The Atlantic explores why states are aggressively pushing for immersion programs. "The jobs expected to grow most in the next 10 years are heavily related to languages—hospitality, tourism, marketing, and healthcare,” DC...

Stories from the Nation’s Capital

By Amaya Garcia and Conor P. Williams, New America Education, October 2015 "On a muggy evening in early June a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, a group of parents and community advocates is gathered in the gym of a local school to learn about the educational benefits...

Language immersion schools flourish in D.C.

By Moriah Costa, June 12, 2015 "The D.C. Language Immersion Project, a language education advocacy group,  is the biggest force behind expanding programs in the District. The group often hosts educational meetings on the benefits of language programs." Read full...

New Advocacy Group Pushes for Multilingualism in D.C. Schools

By Conor Williams, New America Ed, February 27, 2015 D.C.’s dynamism as a local community was on full display earlier this week at a panel event hosted by the DC Language Immersion Project. The discussion, titled “Economic and Workforce Development Impacts of Language...