The District is poised to lead the nation with the creation of a state-level Office of Multilingual Education housed within the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, and tasked with setting a vision for multilingual education for ALL students across all sectors. In conjunction with its leadership in cutting-edge early childhood programs, DC stands to shine by making multilingual education part of its educational policy.

We look forward to supporting the implementation of this new important step for the District, to enrich the education and lifetime opportunities for students across the city.

A sincere thanks to the DC Council and to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for securing funding for the Office of Multilingual Education. More information on the intended functions of the office are on page 76 of the Committee on Education’s Report.

We are extremely grateful for the advocacy of our co-signatories (below) and for all the residents who sent close to 2,500 messages in English and Spanish to our elected officials! You did this!!!

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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