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Dual-language programs in schools gain following

Chron – Erika Mellon

“Like school systems across the nation, several local districts — including Houston, Alief, Clear Creek, Pasadena and Spring Branch — have expanded dual-language programs, as more parents want their children to grow up bilingual and studies generally show positive academic results.”(more)

Smoking bans can help kids’ health, researchers say

The L.A. Times – Mary MacVean

“Estimates suggest that pediatric hospital admissions for asthma and preterm births decline by 10% after smoke-free legislation is enacted, making the public health effects of such bans “considerable,” the researchers said. At present, worldwide, more than 11% of children – about 15 million babies — are born premature each year.”(more)

Pre-K funds, charter school protections, and Common Core changes in state budget deal

Chalk Beat – Geoff Decker

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature reached agreement on a new spending plan that includes $300 million in eligible pre-kindergarten funds for New York City, an effective annulment of Success Academy co-location reversals, and a process for new city charter schools to receive facilities support, according to budget documents for the education section that were posted online Saturday morning.”(more)