A bilingual classroom in Washington, D.C.

A bilingual classroom in Washington, D.C.

Across the District and the Washington suburbs, demand for dual education programs is far outpacing supply. The surge has been fueled by a steady influx of expatriates and immigrants, innovative new curricula and emerging cognitive science about the benefits of raising children in multilingual environments. Kojo explores the future of dual language education in public, charter and private schools across our region.

Guests

  • Kavitha Cardoza Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News
  • José A Taboada II Principal, Cesar Chavez Elementary School (Hyattsville, MD)
  • Lisa Seachrist Chiu Science/Medicine Writer; Author, "When a Gene Makes You Smell Like a Fish … and Other Amazing Tales about the Genes in Your Body"; Co-founder, Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School (Washington, DC)
  • Alison Mackey Professor and Vice-chair of the Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

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