Topic: Bilingual

Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage For Its Economic Value

Feb. 9, 2015
Students Should Retain Their Bilingual Heritage For Its Economic Value

Every spring in Texas and across America, white, middle-class parents value bilingualism enough to line up in the early morning hours to sign up their children for a spot in next fall's dual-language kindergarten.

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New Assessment Could Reduce Learning Disorder Misdiagnoses Among Bilingual Children

Jan. 29, 2014

As a San Francisco-based speech-language consultant in the mid-1980s, Elizabeth Peña noticed a discouraging trend. At one elementary school, speech-language pathologists had diagnosed every English-Spanish bilingual kindergartner with a language learning disability.

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Hogg Foundation Awards 27 Full Scholarships to Bilingual Graduate Students in Texas

Feb. 22, 2012

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded scholarships to 27 bilingual students seeking a master's degree in social work to help increase diversity in the Texas mental health workforce.

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New Study Reveals "Inputs" That Boost Latino Students' Test Scores

Feb. 10, 2011

Latina/o students' math and reading Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test scores improve when urban schools increase operating expenditures, decrease student-teacher ratios and increase the number of bilingual certified teachers, says a recent study from The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education.

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Bilingual and Ethnic Minority Psychologists Will Increase With Educational Psychology Grant

Sept. 21, 2010

The first Graduate Psychology Education Program grant to be awarded to a Department of Educational Psychology has been given to The University of Texas at Austin for the training of doctoral psychology students in integrated health care.

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