Daily Archives: October 9, 2017
Subject Teaching Credential, Masters In Education With Several Emphasis, Or A Combined Credential And Masters
The state of Texas is currently under fire for not providing a quality education to students learning English, particularly at the middle and high school levels. Recent studies, using credible research designs for estimating causal impacts, find that bilingual education programs (which use some native language instruction) and English-only programs are not significantly different in their impact on standardized test performance.
But Gigi Luk at Harvard cites at least one brain-imaging study on adolescents that shows similar changes in brain structure when compared with those who are bilingual from birth, even when they didn’t begin practicing a second language in earnest before late childhood.
New York State law limits participation in a bilingual program to three years, but an extension can be granted for up to three years more if an individual review of the student’s progress seems to warrant it. And here is the nub of the lawsuit: thousands …Read More