a bilingual site for families and educators of English language learners – also in spanish

Colorín Colorado is a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs). Colorín Colorado is an educational initiative of WETA disambiguation, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital.Major funding comes from the American Federation of Teachers, with additional support from the National Institute for Literacy and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs … (about 1/2).

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About 2/2: … Colorín Colorado actively seeks private, corporate and government support to expand the Colorín Colorado effort. Please contact us to learn more.

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  • Colorín Colorado has received many recognitions for excellence, including being an Official Honoree in the 2006 Webby Awards. This would not have been possible without the support of our advisors, partners and staff.
  • In addition to Colorín Colorado, WETA (Learning Media) also produces LD OnLine, Reading Rockets, and
  • Colorín Colorado is a service of the Reading Rockets Project, which includes PBS television programs, available on videotape and DVD; online services; and professional development opportunities. The Reading Rockets project is described in a five-minute audio segment§ on the National Public Radio series, The Parent’s Journal with Bobbi Conner. The interview is with Noel Gunther, executive director of Reading Rockets and Colorín Colorado.

Our mission:

  • The National Institutes of Health estimates that one in five children has serious difficulties learning to read. These children are potentially among the most troubled kids in society. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 17 percent (or approximately 9 million children and youth) of the nation’s K-12 public school population is Latino.
  • By 2025, the nationwide school-age population will be 25 percent Latino, and states such as California, Texas, Florida, and New York will have public school districts that are more than 50 percent Latino. These children are all not only learning to read, but they are struggling to do it in their non-native language. With early identification and a lot of help, however, these children can flourish; without it they are at high risk for school failure.
  • Colorín Colorado’s mission is to find research-based and best-practice information about teaching reading to English language learners (ELLs) and use the power and reach of the Internet to make it widely available to parents, educators, and policymakers.

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