The Century Foundation’s recently published report titled, Moving from Vision to Reality: Establishing California as a National Bilingual Education and Dual-Language Immersion Leader, establishes California as a national bilingual education leader with opportunities for improvement. Key recommendations revolved around the following three priority areas:
- Expand multilingual instruction in the state, particularly via linguistically diverse, dual-language immersion schools.
- Invest short- and long-term resources in efforts to grow the state’s bilingual teacher pipelines.
- Prioritize dual-language immersion access for the state’s 1.1 million English Learners, who gain unique linguistic and academic benefits from these programs.