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Science! These students at Unidos Dual Language Charter School in Clayton County, Georgia are learning their science in Spanish. And there's science to suggest the approach benefits Spanish- and English-speakers alike. Photo by Dan Carsen.
Alabama / Bilingual Education In The South / Georgia / National / Tennessee

Bilingual Education In The South: It Is Happening, Even Here

The number of Latinos in America’s schools is rising faster than any other group’s. And their share of the school population is rising fastest in the South. Many don’t speak English as their first language, making them “language-minorities.” And the question of how best to educate them is becoming crucial in places with little bilingual history – places like Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. So WBHM and the Southern Education Desk are kicking off a four-part series on language-minority education in the South. In Part One, we cross the border (into Georgia) to see an innovative school and a counterintuitive concept in action.

From left to right, education journalists Sarah Carr, Dan Carsen, and Beth Hawkins at Renaissance Journalism's recent Equity Reporting Fellowship conference in Detroit. Photo by Joe Grimm.
Alabama / Events

Carsen Named Recipient Of Equity Reporting Fellowship Award

The SED’s Alabama reporter Dan Carsen has been named a fellow in Renaissance Journalism’s initiative, “The Equity Reporting Project: Restoring the Promise of Education.” Only 31 journalists nationwide have been selected.