The fall issue of Education Next is out, including my article on what’s changed in how schools are educating students who aren’t proficient in English.
Pushed by No Child Left Behind’s (NCLB) accountability measures and the college-for-all movement, educators nationwide have raised expectations for children from immigrant families.
More ELLs are learning in English, as old-style bilingual ed fades away. However, “dual immersion” bilingual programs are proving popular with educated, English-speaking parents.
There’s a greater sense of urgency about getting kids to proficiency in elementary school.