Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education

A nonprofit organization for  educators, families, and policy makers


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  • 01 Mar 2017 8:37 AM | Anonymous
    Washington – Since 1975, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a national non-profit, non-partisan, education membership organization in Washington, D.C. working to advocate for educational equity and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students in a global society.
    NABE has over 20 national and international affiliates working to improve instructional practices for our nation’s 4.7 million Dual Language and English Language Learners. NABE is committed to provide bilingual educators with more high-quality professional development opportunities; secure adequate funding for programs serving Bilingual/Multilinguals and English Learners; and keep the rights of language-minority Americans clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with educational reforms. NABE and its coalition partners remain very concerned about the crisis in teacher diversity for our burgeoning population of bilingual/multilingual students with only 20 percent of the teaching force reflecting this diversity.

    Read the entire Press Release

  • 09 Feb 2017 12:48 PM | Anonymous

    Don't get left behind:Stay current with dual language research, practice and policy.

    Click on the link below for recent information published regarding the outstanding success of Portland, Oregon DL students and the power of the dual language model for all students.

  • 09 Feb 2017 12:38 PM | Anonymous

    Click below on the article "Potential Pathways to Equitable Foreign Language Immersion In Dual Language Education in Montgomery County Public Schools" to refresh your background knowledge on dual language education. It was authored by MABE member and researcher Dr. Virginia Diez!

  • 09 Feb 2017 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    Language of Excellence

    Join the Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University and America’s Promise Alliance for GradNation Worcester. Language of Excellence is an afternoon of discussion and planning on the importance of valuing and leveraging our cultural and linguistic assets to build America’s next generation of leaders.

    Date: Friday March 17, 2017,

    Time: 12:30 – 5:00 pm

    Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Alden Hall, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA



  • 09 Feb 2017 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Event Announcement by the Center for Artistry and Scholarship

    Dos Idiomas, Una Communidad/ Two Languages, One Community

    A documentary about the fight for bilingual education in Boston, focusing on Margarita Muñiz, one of Boston's fiercest champions of bilingual education.

    Three screening dates:

    1. March 13 - screening for BPS teachers and staff, 4 PM at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square in Roxbury. Facebook event:
    2.  March 15 - screening in collaboration with IBA (Iquilinos Boricuas en Acción), 6:30 PM at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118
    3. March 30 - screening at Boston University, 6 PM in the Kenmore Classroom Building. Event page: 
  • 17 Jan 2017 3:39 PM | Anonymous

    "Being a dual language educators is a constant challenge.  Here is why I will never give up."  says Garisbel Santamaria McDonough in a recent article published in Boston University School of Education (Winter 2016) magazine.

    Read more Double the Work, Double the Reward

  • 27 May 2016 5:04 PM | Anonymous

    On behalf of Libi Gil, Assistant Deputy  Secretary and Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition, invites you to join OELA on Tuesday, June 14 for a learning session featuring an IES grantee's work on the Study of Dual-Language Immersion (DLI) in the Portland Public Schools.    

     Attached is a flyer that provides content information about the event and how to participate via EDStream if you are unable to join us in person. 

  • 27 May 2016 5:01 PM | Anonymous
    Rethinking Language Immersion

    May 27, 2016

    By Independent Staff

    By Senator Sal DiDomenico

    One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle in school simply because English is not their first language.


  • 12 Apr 2016 8:03 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Department of Education Releases Study on Dual Language Education Programs: Current State Policies and Practices. This study examines policies and practices related to dual language education programs as of spring 2015. It draws on multiple data sources, including reviews of studies and research summaries published since 2004, national extant data sets, state education agency (SEA) websites for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and information gathered from interviews with officials in six case study states. 

  • 06 Apr 2016 4:28 PM | Anonymous

    Two East Boston schools will offer pre-kindergarten classes for the first time in the 2016-17 school year, including an English-Spanish dual-language program, the district announced Tuesday.

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