Dual Language Education of New Mexico

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Dual Language Education provides a multilingual/multicultural enrichment education for both native English and English learner families and their children. Although family and community involvement is important for all schools and educational programs, it is particularly important for dual language programs.

Since program and instructional decisions should always include the perspective of dual language families and the community, it is essential that proponents of Dual Language Education be well versed in what the aims and objectives of the program really are and what the basic components look like. DLeNM offers a variety of opportunities for families and community as part of its mission.

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HB330 and Dual Language in NM Focus of Nuestra América, KSFR Radio

Seal of Bilingualism/Biliteracy

The Coalition for the Majority Legislative Platform 2013-14

U.S Education Department Fails Fastest Growing Student Group

Biliteracy and World Languages Toolkit, Santa Clara County Office of Education

What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education?

Dual Language Education—Resources, news, and inspiration for dual language educators

A New Mexico Conversation With the Department of Education

PBS Show - Latino Americans

Truman Middle School—Dual Language "Bright Spot"— Featured in Albuquerque Journal!

Read All About It

2nd National Spanish Spelling Bee

PBS Documentary on Dual Language

Voces Bilingües

Language Immersion Education in Minnesota

Senator Bingaman Adresses the 2011 La Cosecha Conference

KUNM Broadcast on Dual Language Education

DLeNM Responses to Current Educational Reform Initiatives

ESEA Reauthorization Policy Brief

Get Involved Promoting Speaking in Tongues and PatchWorks Films

Cultura Advocacy Links

Importance of Mother Language Video

New Mexico Guidelines/Resources



HB330 and Dual Language in NM Focus of Nuestra América, KSFR Radio Print E-mail

Edward Tabet-Cubero, Deputy Director for DLeNM and Marcela Diaz of Somos un Pueblo Unido and discussed dual language education in New Mexico and HB330 this past Tuesday, February 25, on Nuestra América Program, broadcast on KSFR, Santa Fe Public Radio. HB 330 was recently passed by the New Mexico legislature and is now awaiting the signature of the governor. HB 330 will create a bilingual seal on high school diplomas for certified bilingual graduates.

Click Here to listen to the podcast
 
Community Advocates for the Establishment of a Seal of Bilingualism/Biliteracy in New Mexico. Print E-mail

DLeNM is committed to advocating for the establishment of the Seal in NM and around the country. Through the establishment of a state-wide (and even national) seal of bilingualism/biliteracy, New Mexico finds itself among a handful of progressive states that are working to promote the study of world languages.

Please click here for more information and related resources, including New Mexico’s HB0330 -Providing for a State Seal of Bilingualism/Biliteracy, and HB0313-Establishment of State Bilingual Advisory Council are also available for review.

 
The Coalition for the Majority - Legislative Platform Print E-mail

The Coalition for the Majority

Legislative Platform 2013-14

            

The Coalition for the Majority represents professional organizations and individuals who are concerned with the education of New Mexico’s “majority-minority” student population, approximately 71% of its public school enrollment in the state of New Mexico. 

New Mexico has a rich history of bilingualism and Bilingual Education, and the state continues to benefit from its diverse languages and cultures. The Coalition for the Majority’s proposal would provide the Bilingual Multicultural Education Act with several missing components, including:

1. An advisory council to ensure fulfillment of the purposes of the Act and to guarantee that any new statewide initiatives consider New Mexico’s entire student population;

2. A means to ensure that all students of the state can be recognized for attainment of bilingualism/biliteracy; and

3. Statewide technical assistance agencies supported to help districts ensure the implementation of the most effective, high-quality programs possible, while they also work hand-in-hand with NMPED and LEAS to achieve new statewide initiatives. This is a relatively small investment to make, considering the potential academic and linguistic outcomes for our state’s minority-majority student population.

 Below is your opportunity to endorse this important Legislative Platform:

Electronic Endorsement Click Here

Download the Platform icon The Coalition of the Majority - Legislative Platform

 
U.S Education Department Fails Fastest Growing Student Group Print E-mail

BOULDER, CO ---U.S. students who speak a language other than English at home and are still learning English have received scant support from the federal Department of Education under Secretary Arne Duncan. That is the take-away of the report “Opportunity Lost: The Promise of Equal and Effective Education for Emerging Bilingual Students in the Obama Administration” published this month by the BUENO National Policy Center for Bilingual & Multicultural Education at the University of Colorado.

icon 2014 Opportunity Lost Press Release

icon Final Policy Review of U.S. Department of Education, 2014

 
Biliteracy and World Languages Toolkit, Santa Clara County Office of Education Print E-mail

Visit the Santa Clara County Office of Education—Multilingual Education Services website for excellent resources, including their Biliteracy and World Languages Toolkit.

 
What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education? Print E-mail

 

When the OECD releases the PISA report every three years, many people use the ranking to claim public education in the U.S. is failing and push their corporate education reform agenda.

 

 
Dual Language Education—Resources, news, and inspiration for dual language educators Print E-mail


A helpful source of current news, events, and resources from around the country.  Curated by Kathleen Contreras, California State University Channel Islands.

In the future, watch for Scoop.it! on the Advocacy, Family & Community page!

 
Truman Middle School—Dual Language "Bright Spot"— Featured in Albuquerque Journal! Print E-mail

 

Please check out the Albuquerque Journal story highlighting Truman Middle School — one of New Mexico's Dual Language "Bright Spots." DLeNM congratulates the incredible students and staff at Truman, including DLeNM board members Jesse Winter and Gilberto Lobo. ¡Felicidades por el reconocimiento de su trabajo fenómenal!

To View Article Click Here

 

 
Read All About It!! Print E-mail

 

Dual Language Current Events

This valuable archive of recent periodical literature and important policy reports related to dual language education is the work of James Lyons—policy attorney, analyst, advocate, and activist—in collaboration with the staff at Dual Language Education of New Mexico. Check out these articles for information and resources to support your advocacy

 If you have an article to share and include in this archive, please send to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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PBS Documentary on Dual Language Print E-mail

"As part of the American Graduate Project, New Mexico PBS has identified dual language education as a powerful strategy for closing the achievement gap and improving high school graduation rates. This mini-documentary highlights the classroom work of DLeNM Board Treasurer Gilberto Lobo and the success of some of his former dual language students from Truman Middle School in Albuquerque, NM."

Click here for documentary

 
Voces Bilingües Print E-mail

 

Listen first-hand to students' perspectives on their dual language enrichment experiences.

 
Language Immersion Education in Minnesota Print E-mail

Produced by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, Language Immersion Education in Minnesota is a 15-minute video on the role language immersion programs can play in addressing Minnesota’s achievement gap and preparing its children to compete in the global economy. The video unites the voices of researchers and community leaders with those of immersion practitioners and their students.

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KUNM Broadcast on Dual Language Education Print E-mail

This week on the KUNM Call-In Show, DLeNM’s Executive Director David Rogers and David Briseño the Executive Director from NMABE joined Elaine Baumgartel in a conversation about dual language education in New Mexico. Listen to the broadcast !

 
ESEA Reauthorization Policy Brief Print E-mail

This policy brief represents the desires of a coalition of New Mexico and national leaders in bilingual education to shape a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that addresses the needs of second language learners, the fastest growing and most educationally needy student population in the United States.

Sponsoring Organizations: 

-        Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations – Highlands University , Dual Language Education of New Mexico, New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education,  Alliance for Multilingual Multicultural Education

Author:  James J. Lyons, Esquire    icon ESEA Policy Brief

 
“Get Involved Promoting Speaking in Tongues and PatchWorks Films...” Print E-mail

The Speaking in Tongues website contains a host of resources including video extras, a companion study guide for the DVD, links to research about the benefits of multilingualism and much more. Here is a link you can go to more information on getting involved:

http://speakingintonguesfilm.info/get-involved/ 

Click Here for the latest news!

 
Cultura Advocacy Videos Print E-mail

These two videos are from the Cultura series that is hosted by David Briseño.  In both videos he is interviewing David Rogers, the Executive Director of Dual Language Education of New Mexico

The first video will discuss the implications of NCLB on dual language programs the second the community’s need to understand and advocate for dual language.

Click here to view videos (Please allow plenty of time for the video to load).

 
Importance of Mother Language Video Print E-mail

See and hear a teacher and students from Marymount International School in Rome describe the importance of maintaining their native language and culture while they study other languages.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFA0lPeSjU

 
New Mexico Guidelines/Resources Print E-mail

New Mexico Guidelines/Resources

Sturgis Report. Positioning for the Possible in New Mexico

DLeNM and NMABE Legislative Positions (76.74 kB)

New Mexico Bilingual Multicultural Education Act

New Mexico Technical Assistance Manual

HB 241 Public School Funding Formula Change

Find Your Legislator! Here is helpful information information for identifying and contacting your New Mexico state legislators.