Bilingual education has seen a resurgence in recent years, with parents, businesses and educators touting the advantages of multiple-language acquisition for students and society as a whole.
But the story of bilingual education isn’t a simple one — particularly in California, where voter-backed propositions have alternately restricted and revitalized dual-language instruction.
In the latest episode of The Deeper Learning Podcast, Orange County Superintendent Al Mijares tracks the back-and-forth history of bilingual education, shows how dual immersion really works in the classroom and examines the developmental benefits of fluency in more than one language.
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