Monthly Archives: October 2011

Seal of Biliteracy Video

Students speak about their bilingualism and biliteracy achievements as they receive the Seal of Biliteracy at their schools. Congratulations to Californians Together for releasing this inspirational film! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiZg2XbuVBo[/youtube]

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On the Application of the Common Core State Standards for ELLs

California adopted the Common Core State Standards in August of last year, 2010. Here is something refreshing I read from the document regarding English Language Learners (ELLs): ELLs bring with them many resources that enhance their education and can serve … Continue reading

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AB815 State Seal of Biliteracy Approved

On October 8, 2011, Governor Brown approved bill AB815, State Seal of Biliteracy, authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley.  This bill will establish a uniform set of criteria for all California school districts recognizing students for their successful academic achievement in … Continue reading

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New Mandarin-English Dual Language Immersion Program for Capistrano Unified School District

Capistrano Unified School District will be adding a fourth elementary dual language immersion program, but this time the language of choice will be Mandarin, not Spanish. The new program is set to launch next fall, 2012-13, at Bergeson Elementary School in … Continue reading

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