To develop, support, and advocate for high-quality dual language enriched education in New Mexico and beyond.
Desarrollar, apoyar y abogar por una educación de lenguaje dual de la más alta calidad en Nuevo México y más allá.
Dual Language Education of New Mexico’s Vision
New Mexico’s rich linguistic and cultural resources must be developed as assets. Four decades of research provide a road map for developing a multilingual, multicultural citizenry. Providing an enriched multilingual education combined with high expectations has the greatest potential to close the achievement gap and prepare students for success in the 21st century (Collier & Thomas, 2009; Ramírez et al., 1991; Goldenberg, 2009). In addition to academic and career benefits, bilinguals possess increased cognitive flexibility and enriched problem-solving skills.