To better understand the demand for dual language programs in the District, in partnership with the National Foreign Language Center of the University of Maryland, and with the support of a majority of the existing dual language programs in DC across both sectors, DC Immersion submitted a Data Request to My School DC.

FINAL My School DC Data Request DCLIP NFLC July 2016

Unfortunately this data request was turned down by the Common Lottery Board. We hope to conduct critical research on the demand for dual language programs in the near future. Understanding which factors affect demand for dual language programs – for example proximity, race, socioeconomic status, test scores – can better inform the District’s approach to supporting and expanding dual language programs equitably through the District.

Better understanding what District residents want is key to the District’s ability to one day meet that demand.

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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