Fairfield school plans annual bilingual event – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

The annual event called ¡Vamos! – part of the Dual Immersion Program – returns from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday to B. Gale Wilson School, 3301 Cherry Hills Court.

Food, entertainment, a basket prize drawing, music, games and activities for the family are all featured elements of the program, according to an announcement from the school.

B. Gale Wilson School’s Dual Immersion Program is for kindergartners through eighth-graders and teaches Spanish/English biliteracy and culture to produce young adults who are highly capable in two languages, according to the announcement.

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Parent info sessions set for B. Gale Wilson bilingual immersion program – Daily Republic

By Daily Republic Staff

The Spanish-English Dual Immersion Program at B. Gale Wilson will host parent informational sessions in February.

This is a program for kindergartners through eighth-graders where children are taught in both English and Spanish and leave the program as bilingual, biliterate young adults. The program includes lessons in math, science and social studies.

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Bilingual education could make a comeback | EdSource

By Lillian Mongeau

After nearly two decades, bilingual education in California could stage a resurgence if the state Senate approves a bill in August that would put the issue on the ballot in November 2016.

Since the passage of Proposition 227 in 1998, schools have been banned from offering classes taught in a language other than English without express permission from parents, among other requirements. The initiative, which passed with 61 percent of the vote, overhauled a system where the default assignment for English learners was a class taught in their native language.

“We were outspent on advertising 24 to 1 and we still won one of the largest landslides in California political history,” said Ron Unz, the Silicon Valley businessman who sponsored the ballot initiative.

 

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