Welcome to the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

Since 1975, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to ensure that language-minority students have equal opportunities to learn English and succeed academically.

NABE’s priorities include:  Improving instructional practices for linguistically and culturally diverse children; providing bilingual educators with more high-quality professional development opportunities; securing adequate funding for the programs serving limited-English-proficient students; and keeping the rights of language-minority Americans clearly in focus as states and communities move forward with educational reforms.

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Following the launch of its first very successful Dual Language Enrichment Summer Symposium, the NABE Board concluded its annual reorganization and planning meeting by unanimously electing the following officers to serve for (2015-2016).
Dr. Yee Wan

Dr. Margarita Pinkos
Vice President

Dr. Josefina Tinajero

Dr. Rossana Boyd

Joint NHLA and HEC position on H.R. 5, the Student Success Act 

On behalf of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 39 leading national Latino nonpartisan civil rights and advocacy organizations, and on behalf of the Hispanic Education Coalition, which unites 14 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for the more than 54 million Latinos living in the United States and Puerto Rico, we write to urge you to vote against H.R. 5, the Student Success Act. 
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  Gwinnett County Public Schools - Metro Atlanta 

GCPS has launched a Dual Language Immersion Program in 3 of our elementary schools.If you have the ability to demonstrate advanced mid-level language proficiency in French or Spanish on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Apply now!

NABE Research & Evaluation SIG 2016 Proposal Submission 

We are accepting proposals for short papers (15 mins.) to be presented at the NABE 2016 Research & Evaluation Special Interest Group at the annual NABE Conference in Chicago, to be held March 2-6. Our SIG theme this year is "Connecting Oracy and Literacy in Bilingual Education," with Featured Speaker Professor Rosalind Horowitz, University of Texas, San Antonio.

Please send by email attachment an abstract of 150-250 words and a short summary of 50 words (in MS Word) of your proposal, following the guidelines below, to the SIG Chair at: mp64@soas.ac.uk   Be sure to include the language(s) involved in your study or discussion. Send questions or concerns to the attention of Martha C. Pennington at the email address above, or call her at home at (904) 310-3846. 
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Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines released 

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the National Association of Bilingual Education, the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages, and TESOL International Association, have officially drafted recommendations for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award made by a state department of education or local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes part of the high school transcript and diploma for these students. 
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NABE 2017 
Scheduled for Hilton Anatole, Dallas on Feb. 23-25 with Pre-Conference on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. 


Special Education Teacher
Date Closing: 08/15/2015
Bridgeport Learning Center
Bridgeport, CT
Bilingual Early Childhood Education Teacher
Posted: July 23, 2015
One Hope United
Chicago, Illinois
Spanish Teacher - DC Public Schools
Posted: July 16, 2015
District of Columbia Public Schools
Washington, D.C.

Bilingual (Spanish) Pre-K Special Education Teacher
Posted: July 8, 2015
Bensenville Elementary School District 2
Bensenville, Illinois

Certified Bilingual Teacher
Posted June 25, 2015
Wayside Schools
Austin, Texas

NABE 45th Annual Conference

 Hilton Chicago
(March 3-5, 2016)
Pre-Conference starts on March 2.

NABE 46th Annual Conference
 Hilton Anatole Dallas
(February 23-25, 2017)
Pre-Conference starts on 22nd.

NABE 47th Annual Conference
Albuquerque Convention Center
(March 1-3, 2018)
Pre-Conference starts on 28th.




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