June 10, 2012

Report: More Pre-K Programs Needed for Dual-Language Learners

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2012/06/report_more_pre-k_programs_nee.html

Report: More Pre-K Programs Needed for Dual-Language Learners
By Lesli A. Maxwell
June 5, 2012

The population of children who do not come from homes where English is spoken is on the rise, and, to ensure their success in school, publicly-funded early childhood programs need to build their capacity and expertise to meet the needs of young English-language learners.

So says a new report from the Center for American Progress that urges policymakers at levels—especially the feds—to maximize on the investments being made in public preschool programs to serve disadvantaged children.

Read the full article at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2012/06/report_more_pre-k_programs_nee.html
The report, “Increasing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Existing Public Investments in Early Childhood Education,” is available at http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/06/earlychildhood.html

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