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Following the launch of its first very successful Dual Language Enrichment Summer Symposium, the NABE Board concluded its annual reorganization and planning meeting by unanimously electing the following officers to serve for (2015-2016).
Dr. Yee Wan

Dr. Margarita Pinkos
Vice President

Dr. Josefina Tinajero

Dr. Rossana Boyd

Joint NHLA and HEC position on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act 

On behalf of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 39 leading national Latino nonpartisan civil rights and advocacy organizations, and on behalf of the Hispanic Education Coalition, which unites 14 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for the more than 54 million Latinos living in the United States and Puerto Rico, we write to urge you to vote against H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. 
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  Gwinnett County Public Schools - Metro Atlanta 

GCPS has launched a Dual Language Immersion Program in 3 of our elementary schools.If you have the ability to demonstrate advanced mid-level language proficiency in French or Spanish on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Apply now!

NABE Research & Evaluation SIG 2016 Proposal Submission 

We are accepting proposals for short papers (15 mins.) to be presented at the NABE 2016 Research & Evaluation Special Interest Group at the annual NABE Conference in Chicago, to be held March 2-6. Our SIG theme this year is "Connecting Oracy and Literacy in Bilingual Education," with Featured Speaker Professor Rosalind Horowitz, University of Texas, San Antonio.

Please send by email attachment an abstract of 150-250 words and a short summary of 50 words (in MS Word) of your proposal, following the guidelines below, to the SIG Chair at:   Be sure to include the language(s) involved in your study or discussion. Send questions or concerns to the attention of Martha C. Pennington at the email address above, or call her at home at (904) 310-3846. 
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Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines released 

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the National Association of Bilingual Education, the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, and TESOL International Association, have officially drafted recommendations for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by a state department of education or local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma for these students. 
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NABE 2017 
Scheduled for Hilton Anatole, Dallas on Feb. 23-25 with Pre-Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. 


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44th Annual Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference


Tools for Launching a K-12 College Readiness Academic Vocabulary Campaign
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., San Francisco State University, Center for Teacher Efficacy

Nuts and Bolts about how we Start and Maintain our Mandarin Immersion Program

Ching-Pei Hu, Meyerholz Principal, Cupertino Union School District
Chia-ching Lin, Cupertino Language Immersion Program (CLIP) 5th Grade Teacher


Close Reading as an Approach to Enhanced Spanish Literacy Learning in Dual Language Programs
Jill Kerper Mora, San Diego State University

Can International Research Inform Spanish Literacy Instruction? A Look at the Mexico Experience
Diane Sharken Taboada & Jill Kerper Mora, San Diego State University

Sheltered Instruction for Language Development in the ESL Classroom!
Dr. Migadlia Cruz de Arthurton & Dr. John E. C. Hill, University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas Campus

World Intelligence: Research tested Academic and Content Vocabulary Curriculm fro English Learners in Grades 6-9
Linda Diamond, CEO - CORE, Inc.

Content rich Vocabulary Development for Struggling Adolescent Readers: Implementing a Robust Curriculum Designed for English Learners
Lauren Greenberg and Linda Diamond, CORE, Inc.

Immersion Language Program in Spain
Carlos Paredes, SPAIN

Preparing all Students for College and Career: Implications for English Learners
Libia Gil, Ph.D., Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education and Director of the Office of English Language Acquistion (OELA)



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