Will early bilingual learning help close the achievement gap?

09/14/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Illinois is the first state to require bilingual learning for preschool students at public schools who are non-native English speakers. By 2014, educators who teach such classes must obtain certification in bilingual teaching or English as a second language -- in addition to their early-childhood certifications. "If you start early, there's a very good promise that you will not have achievement-gap issues later on," said the former chairman of the National Task Force for the Early Education of Hispanics.

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