By Cuneyt Dil, Reporter, Washington City Paper, February 13, 2019    

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 “The turnover certainly hasn’t helped DCPS, and it may have stalled progress. For example, several people testified on Tuesday about the sore need for expanding multilingual programs in schools, particularly in wards 7 and 8. “Since December 2016, DCPS has added exactly zero new dual language programs,” testified Vanessa Bertelli, director of DC Language Immersion Project.

For over five hours (of a nearly 10-hour hearing) on Tuesday, councilmembers probed Ferebee on how he would improve student achievement, champion neighborhood public schools, and ensure stability in school leadership.”

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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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