Biliteracy programs benefit all students. During the pandemic, such programs are especially important to improve outcomes for multilingual students who could fall farther behind their monolingual classmates.
Sarah Tilton, a bilingual reading intervention teacher in Denver Public Schools, and I explain this idea in commentary for District Administration. Our piece is available here.
Sarah Webb is the senior curriculum designer for multilingual learners in Humanities at Great Minds. Before joining Great Minds, she was an English learner teacher and instructional coach in Dayton, Ohio.