Bilingual Expansion in NYC Schools
The always excellent Chalkbeat has an article out about the mayor and chancellor’s bilingual initiative. The article talks about the expansion to better serve students who are learning English, and highlights the fact that there is a real need to qualified teachers in these areas. CITE is proud to offer both a TESOL Master’s Degree and a pathway to certification in Bilingual Spanish.
New York City is adding almost 50 bilingual education programs, in a move that could help better integrate schools and also boost learning for students who are learning English as a new language.
The expansion continues an aggressive push under the de Blasio administration to meet a pledge to the state to offer more options for students who are learning English. It also marked the first major policy announcement by Chancellor Richard Carranza, who, in his first month on the job, has often highlighted his own experience as an English language learner when he entered school speaking only Spanish.
With the expansion, the de Blasio administration has grown its bilingual education portfolio by more than 200 programs — including more dual language options in prekindergarten.
In 2014, city leaders pledged to provide bilingual classes to every student who is learning English by next year — a promise made after being put on a state “corrective action” plan under the previous administration. The education department on Thursday could not say whether it would meet that deadline, but hinted that finding enough qualified teachers has been a stumbling block.
Read the full article here.
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