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Spanish instructor Kristin Nguyen teaches a class at Parkview Elementary School. Dual-language classes are attracting native English-speaking families who bet that top jobs will increasingly demand bilingual skills thanks to foreign trade and a growing Latino population in the U.S. Photo: Tony V. Martin/The Times of Northwest Indiana/Associated Press

Dual-Language Classes for Kids Grow in Popularity

In increasingly global economy, more parents seek leg up for their children through early immersion programs Penelope Spain is desperate...

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Mandarin Vs. English: The Language of the Future

Repost from Hotair.com “Some may protest that it is not English but Mandarin Chinese that will eventually become the world’s...

The Road to Equity is Paved with Emotions

The Road to Equity is Paved with Emotions

PAASSC is hosting a series of workshops for local Bay Area administrators addressing Equity and Inclusion at Chinese Immersion school...

Parent Survey: Assessing School Culture and Race at Chinese Immersion Schools

Parent Survey: Assessing School Culture and Race at Chinese Immersion Schools

We need you to join our efforts to gather information around issues of equity and inclusion at Chinese Immersion school...

PAASSC Host’s Equity and Inclusion Workshop

PAASSC Host’s Equity and Inclusion Workshop

PAASSC is working in partnership with Administrator’s from local Bay Area Chinese Immersion school sites. We have developed a three...

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What is a Two Way Immersion Program?

Two-way bilingual immersion (TWBI) programs are distinct in that they group English Language Learners from a single language background in...

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One step back, two steps forward — How family affinity groups start conversations about race in schools

I am a mixed-race black parent and educator whose children attend a majority Chinese-American public school in San Francisco. Recently...

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“The Mask You Live In” Film Screening Presented at University of San Francisco

Reserve your seats now to see The Mask You Live In. Many screenings are sold out but there are still seats...

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Dual-language elementary students performed as well as AP high schoolers in Mandarin, study says

A new Stanford University study reports some surprising results: fourth and fifth graders  at a Palo Alto school performed on par...

Tinker Lab Meets PAASSC!!

Tinker Lab Meets PAASSC!!

I think the words love, great and awesome may be the most over used words in my blogs and FB...

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President Of 100,000 Strong Foundation Carola McGiffert Explains How Teachers Will Get 1 Million U.S. Students Learning Mandarin By 2020

Can 1 million American schoolchildren learn Mandarin over the next five years? Carola McGiffert, the woman charged with the task, is betting...

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One-Third of US International Students are Chinese

Many Chinese students in the US paid close attention to President Xi Jinping’s visit. The surge in the number of Chinese...

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