Our Executive Director Patricia Lozano spoke with Carolina Garibay from Illinois Public Media to discuss Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and their challenges with online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has also emphasized the importance of enrolling kids in dual-language education and keeping them enrolled, said Patricia Lozano, executive director of Early Edge California, an advocacy organization.
Part of this involves urging government leaders to fund dual-language programs, she said.
“We need to really prioritize enrollment of dual-language learners,” she said. “And at the state and the federal level, keep advocating for funds for professional development, because though those adults in the classroom need the resources.”