Tag: years

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...

Education and Civil Rights, 50 Years After the March on Washington

Posted on August 27, 2013 on Homeroom, the official blog of the US Dept of Education by Arne DuncanI’ve often said that education is the civil rights issue of our time. I’m not the first to say it. But what does that mean?Civil rights means having the same opportunities that other people do –regardless of what you look like,...