Ten years ago, bilingual educator Kathy Escamilla noticed that schools weren't tailoring education to the population of bilingual children who were entering the system. So she founded Literacy Squared, a research-based biliteracy program. "We created Literacy Squared specifically for kids who were coming to school with the potential of having two languages developed well, and with the idea that a good bilingual education program at the school level could develop both of those skill sets in kids," she says.
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On January 21, Escamilla and fellow University of Colorado at Boulder professors Sue Hopewell and Lucinda Soltero-González will be discuss the program at "Literacy Squared: Valuing Bilingualism", hosted by Chautauqua.More »