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There’s A New Virtual Library For California’s Youngest Multilingual Learners

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Mariana Dale

About 60% of California children under five speak a language other than English at home, according to research.

In order to support them, the state Department of Education teamed up with a nonprofit and other partners to create a new toolkit for teachers.

“Like other achievement gaps, the academic challenges of our dual language learners and English learners are best addressed early,” said California Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Sarah Neville-Morgan at a press conference last week announcing what’s called the Multilingual Learning Toolkit.

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