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New grants awarded to support bilingual learners

EdSource shares about the winners of the Emerging Bilingual Collaborative (EBC) grant which is aimed at supporting the learning of PreK-3rd grade multilingual children in California. Our Executive Director Patricia Lozano was also quoted sharing the importance of supporting multilingual children. 

Nine school districts, charter schools and county offices of education were awarded $1.8 million in grants from private funders to improve training for teachers to better serve children learning English in addition to their home languages.

“Multilingual children need support now more than ever with the pandemic creating further inequities in their learning experiences,” said Patricia Lozano, Executive Director of the organization Early Edge California, in a press release about the grants. “Let’s build an assets-based approach to teaching multilingual learners as a permanent part of California’s education system.”

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