Delaware's school funding system leaves English learners behind

Delaware’s school funding system leaves English learners behind
By Norma I. Antongiorgi

Norma I. Antongiorgi is a member of the Delaware Hispanic Commission Education Subcommittee and a member of the Board of Academia Alonso Charter School. She also served in the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee.


Academia highlighted at the Delaware Public Media at The Green show

“Academia Antonia Alonso and Odyssey were highlighted on a segment in the Delaware Public Media at The Green show.


We were highlighted at El Tiempo Hispano!!!...

El 7 de octubre, 2016 a las 6:00 pm Academia Antonia Alonso celebró el cierre del mes de la Herencia Hispana. Muchas actuaciones e invitados especiales se unieron para iluminar la fiesta.

-Veronica Vlasko


Bilingual education in the First State

Bilingual education in the First State

By ANNE HOFFMAN

Education is the theme of Thursday’s second annual Delaware Latino Summit. Specifically, the summit is focusing on training more First State teachers to be culturally competent…


The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

The benefits of a bilingual brain

Mia Nacamulli

It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.


La Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School Hires School Leader

Delawarean, Mark Phelps to assume head of school position…


La Academia celebra la Semana Nacional de Elección de Escuela

La Academia celebra la Semana Nacional de Elección de Escuela / The Academy celebrates National School Choice Week

Veronica Vasko


Dual Language Learners and Social-Emotional Development: Understanding the Benefits for Young Children

Dual Language Learners and Social-Emotional Development: Understanding the Benefits for Young Children

Tamara Halle, Marlene Zepeda, Jessica Vick Whittaker

Children who are dual language learners are those who are exposed to more than one language, either simultaneously or sequentially, during the early years of life when language acquisition is taking place. While we often hear about the English proficiency of these children, what do we know about their social-emotional development?

Recent scholarship has emphasized that young bilingual children typically demonstrate advantages in executive function skills (such as attention and inhibitory control) compared to their monolingual peers, and have different developmental trajectories than monolingual children in language and literacy development…