The DC Factor

Rich with embassies, museums, think tanks, and other resources, DC’s schools are in a prime spot to leverage school-community partnerships.

We live in the capital of the United States of America, surrounded by international organizations, federal agencies and local companies which need to hire people who speak other languages.  We have a sizable international population which would not only make dual language programs stronger but which might also provide many of the mother-tongue teachers needed.  We also happen to have some of the best dual language programs in the nation who are willing to share their know-how and replicate their models.

Should DC have something akin to industrial policy in education?

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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