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District Administration, Jan 2013
While education research has long suggested that studying second languages in K12 schools boosts student achievement in other content areas, the current testing emphases on mathematics and reading has placed foreign language instruction relatively low on district priority lists. However, a growing body of research indicates that second-language learning should be bumped up significantly, as demonstrated particularly in the following areas.
Cognitive ability. Numerous studies document a positive relationship between early second language learning and improved mental processes, including conceptual learning (Archibald, 2006; Robinson, 1998). For example, a recent experiment with 104 six-year-olds found those who spoke two languages were better at switching from one task to another, an indicator of their ability to manage attention (Barac & Bialystok, 2012).
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Santillana USA and VME Announce “Libros Para Mi Escuelita” Book Contest.
Total prizes of $10,000 in Spanish-language educational materials!
Santillana USA Publishing Co., Inc. and Vme Spanish-language television network announce the kickoff of the 2nd annual “Libros Para Mi Escuelita” Book Contest. The nationwide contest encourages parents, students, and teachers to create a video entry stating why their school is in need of Spanish and bilingual reading materials. Evaluated on their creativity, persuasiveness and presentation, entries will be voted upon by each school and its surrounding community. Families, friends and neighbors will have a chance to vote for their school every day from November 9th until November 25th. The three schools that have the highest number of votes will win a total of $10,000 worth of Spanish-language education materials from Santillana USA.