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English in America: Is English Really our “Official” Language in Schools?

English, the “Official” American Language  Although the United States does not have an official language, everyone knows that English is the language of the land. Despite our history of multilingual immigrants who later became Americans, English has always been the “American language.”  Our school system has reinforced this idea and has caused many challenges for […]

Posted inInstruction & Curriculum

Making the Dual Language Decision

We all know that communicating with parents is essential to being an effective educator, but when the majority of your students speak a different language at home, it becomes frustrating to have to find a translator for every single phone call. I’ve also learned, after numerous confusing emails, not to completely trust Google Translate. I […]