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Improving Literacy Among Young Dual Language Learners

Published:   April 7, 2010

Every year more kids are entering our public schools speaking a language other than English. The growing number of students who enter pre-K and elementary school not speaking English poses a challenge to teachers in the early grades who provide these students with their first exposure to school and, sometimes, their first exposure to English as well.

Early Education Initiative's Maggie Severns talks with Claude Goldenberg, a Professor of Education at Stanford University who has researched and written on how to build literacy among dual language learners. He is also the former Executive Director of the Center for Language Minority Education and Research and a former member of the National Literacy Panel.