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Four Years to English Proficiency

Study Finds English Learners in Seattle-Area Elementary Schools Successfully Reach Language and Literacy Targets in Nearly Four YearsA new Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest study, prepared in partnership with seven Washington school districts, found that English language learners (ELLs) took 3.8 years on average to gain English proficiency. The study included nearly 18,000 students who attended district elementary schools...

Bilingualism delays Alzheimer’s by at least four years

A recent study at Belgium's Ghent University has established that the symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) manifest themselves about four to five years later in bilinguals as opposed to monolinguals, confirming previous findings. In bilinguals, the disease onset was estimated at the age of 77, while in monolinguals, this was at the age of 73.Between March 2013 and May...

Four New Title VI LRCs Announced

Dept. of Ed discontinues grants to three LRCs as it funds four new centers.The U.S. Department of Education has announced grants for Language Resource Centers. The funds will be used to establish, strengthen and operate the nation’s 16 Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRCs).More...