Under Prop58, aka The California Multilingual Education Act, expected to be overwhelmingly approved on November 8, schools are mandated to implement a dual language program if more than 20 parents in any grade or 30 parents across the school request it. The initiative is based on research on the effects of bilingual education on achievement and economic opportunity, and applies to all families regardless of language spoken at home.

If you think this is what DC should be striving for, let the Mayor know! Click here to send her an email.

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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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