Our panel discussion on Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools: Benefits and Challenges was a very successful inaugural event for the DC Language Immersion Project.

Here is the permanent youtube link to the recording of the panel.

Here is the storify.

Several people asked for the slides/docs of the panelists’ engaging presentations – here they are!

Marty Abbott – Language Immersion on Urban Public Schools: Benefits and Challenges

Gina Bowler and Delores Millhouse – Parents are Powerful Advocates

Maquita Alexander – Chinese Immersion, Implementation, Reflections and Next Steps

Lynn Fulton-Archer – From Vision to Implementation: Delaware’s Focus on “Providing Students with a World of Advantages”

Thank you to our great panelists and to our inspiring moderator Kavitha Cardoza!

Dear Families, educators, and partners,

In 2020 we announced that the DC Language Immersion Project would close its doors due to lack of resources. However, before completely dissolving the organization, we recently asked a group of local and national educators if they - individually or collectively - would be interested in continuing the work of advocating for multilingual education in the District of Columbia. We are pleased to announce that a few individuals responded yes and volunteered to forge a plan to continue this vital work.

So, we are not closing our doors but we are entering a six-to-twelve-month period of dormancy as we determine the best path forward for the DC Immersion Project.  Thank you for your continued support and please stay tuned for updates.

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