Bilingual Special Education
This easy-to-read article is a great starting point for parents and educators looking to learn the basics about bilingual special education. The article references numerous peer-reviewed articles. However, it does not indicate a publishing date, so readers should double check date-sensitive information.
This article outlines current issues that Boston schools face with bilingual special education. It is an excellent starting point for parents and educators seeking to improve equity within the bilingual education system in Boston.
This resource guides readers through the referral process of English Language Learners (ELLs) for special education. It is a comprehensive resource for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to take a deep dive into the referral process to better support their students. The link leads you to a page that breaks down the components of the referral process so you can pick and choose what you are interested in learning more about. There is no published date available, so readers should double check date-sensitive information.
This presentation from the Massachusetts Department of Education serves as an introduction for educators and parents interested in better understanding bilingual special education and supporting students qualifying for the program. The presentation is from 2019 so some guidance and resources may not be up to date.
This document by the United Federation of Teachers outlines various classroom structures and strategies to support bilingual special education. It is a helpful resource for educators seeking new integrative approaches to better support their bilingual special education students. The document does not indicate a publishing date, so readers should double check date-sensitive information.
This site sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education is a compilation of Massachusetts-specific bilingual special education resources. It walks readers through the evaluation process, best practices for supporting qualifying students, and additional helpful resources. This is an excellent resource for caregivers who are looking for a deep-dive into the bilingual special education process in Massachusetts as well as educators looking for classroom best practices.
This article takes a deeper look at Integrated Co-Teaching Dual Language Programs as a tool for bilingual special education. It is a great resource for teachers looking to learn more about this specific teaching structure. The article was written in 2016, so some information may not be up to date.