A whole of 27 educational institutions and college districts in California have been selected via a competitive grant procedure to receive up to $400,000 each to increase a present-day dual language immersion system or build a new a person.
“I applaud these universities for taking the initiative to spend in their dual language immersion systems,” California’s Point out Superintendent Tony Thurmond mentioned. “Schools with solid twin language immersion packages are tested to endorse strong tutorial general performance among the college students from all backgrounds and, in the stop, prepare our college students for college or university and occupations in a very competitive world-wide marketplace where talking far more than a single language is a crucial talent.”
The Dual Language Immersion Grant (DLIG) was proven by Assembly Invoice (AB) 130, Chapter 44, Portion 158 of the Statutes of 2021, to grow entry to quality twin language studying and foster languages that English learners carry to California’s instruction technique. It demands grantees to present integrated language studying and educational instruction in elementary and secondary schools for indigenous speakers of English and native speakers of one more language with the plans of superior academic accomplishment, initially- and 2nd-language proficiency, and cross-cultural understanding. Superintendent Thurmond has been a potent proponent of twin language immersion even as an Assemblymember, authoring AB 2514 (Chapter 763, Statues of 2018).
The DLIG will fund the enlargement or institution of twin language immersion systems at a full of 55 educational facilities during California, contributing toward the goal of 1,600 dual language immersion schools set by the Worldwide California 2030 Initiative. Grant recipients will make use of DLIG funding for trainer and administrator experienced advancement, acquire or progress of educational materials and means, bilingual instructor recruitment, and household and scholar outreach.
For far more details on the DLIG or to see grant recipients, pay a visit to https://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r28/dlig21outcome.asp.