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The Bilingual/ESL Unit in the Special Populations Division provides direction and leadership with the implementation of Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs for English language learners. Announcements Updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan, Title III, Part A sectio


“The Cost of Bilingual Education: What We Know and What is Needed,” Encyclopedia on Bilingual Education (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications). Texas Education Agency. Enrollment in Texas Public Schools. Table 10. Enrollment for Instructional Programs and Special Populations, Texas Public Schools 1995-96 through 2005-06 (Austin ...


As more students enroll in bilingual education programs in schools across Texas, districts have budgeted for a smaller workforce of bilingual certified educators, according to data in the Tribune ...


We understand our students are far from home and strive to ensure that they are well taken care of while attending BEI. Relax, Mom… your kid is in good hands. It is our goal to make every student feel like a member of the Bilingual Education Institute family and to be successful in each aspect of their English acquisition.


Operating under Texas Education Agency guidelines, HISD features instructional programs tailored to every student's particular needs and interests. Offerings encompass administrative leadership and support for Bilingual and English as a Second Language education and alternative language programs for all students who have been identified as ...


By May 1969, Texas had sixteen school districts with bilingual programs serving 10,003 students. Before the passage of the Texas Bilingual Education and Training Act in 1973, TEA officials had faced an interesting dilemma when asked to review proposals that violated the English-only law.


The TEA English Learner Support Division is continuously developing program implementation resources for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to utilize in providing effective bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs for English Learners that meet and exceed state requirements.


In the United States, bilingual education continues to provoke fierce debate. It seems that nearly everyone—from educators to policymakers to parents with school-age children to those without children—has a strong opinion on whether children with little fluency in English should be taught academic content in their home language as they learn English.


Bilingual/ESL Programs in Texas. This website is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is part of a Limited English Proficient Student Success Initiative Grant. Definition of an English Learner (EL) Texas Education Code (TEC) Sec. 29.052.


According to Education Week, “Bilingual teachers are in especially short supply in places like Texas, where nearly 40 percent of the residents are Hispanic or Latino. A number of school systems, including big-city districts such as Houston and Dallas, are turning to Puerto Rico and Spain to find bilingual teachers.”