Stories from the Nation's Capital: Building Instructional Programs and Supports for Dual Language Learners From PreK-3rd Grade in Washington D.C.

October 1, 2015


Amaya Garcia, Conor P. Williams

Washington, DC has one of the fastest-growing populations of dual language learners (DLLs) in the nation. This report highlights the success of the dual immersion instructional model-programs offered by the District of Columbia Public Schools and the myriad changes that district leaders and staff have implemented in order to better support the academic achievement and English language acquisition of their DLL students. 

APA Citation: 

Garcia, A. & Williams, C.P. (2015). Stories from the nation's capital: Building instructional programs and supports for dual language learners from PreK-3rd grade in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: New America. 


  • Local-Level Perspectives


  • District of Columbia