October 2015

Boomtown Kids: Harnessing Energy and Aligning Resources for Dual Language Learners in San Antonio, Texas

This paper explores the ways in which educators and policymakers in San Antonio, Texas are working to promote the academic and linguistic development of dual language learners (DLLs). Author Conor P. Williams places particular emphasis on the work that the city is doing to invest in high-quality PreK through its new PreK4SA program; the efforts of area school districts to update their instructional models to focus on DLLs’ home languages; and the work that a variety of organizations are undertaking, in coordination with area schools, to develop dual-generation and family engagement programs that support DLLs and their families. 
Author(s): Conor P. Williams Organization: New America
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