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The Power of Storytelling

When I was a child, my father used to tell us stories as my siblings and I were getting ready to sleep. He had...

Self-Selecting Success

Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s leading voice for children’s literacy, has a simple yet effective formula for increasing reading outcomes: choice + access...

Literacy

I Am My Language

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Recommendations for Long-Term English Learners

Ten years after their groundbreaking publication Reparable Harm called attention to California’s long-term English learners (LTELs), Californians Together has released Renewing Our Promise, a...

Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated in today’s public schools. The mastery...

A Superpower Hidden in Plain Sight

How can educators ensure that emerging bilingual students are well served in their schools, and how can we as educators foster linguistic...

World Language News

Take Action for World Language Advancement and Readiness Grant Program

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is leading a Dear Colleague letter that urges the Senate Appropriations Committee to support funding the World Language Advancement and...

Uganda Considers Making Students Study Kiswahili and French

Politicians in Uganda are currently debating whether or not to make Kiswahili and French compulsory subjects in the country’s school system. As two of...

First Full-Time ASL Interpreters Join White House Staff

For the first time in American history, two full-time American Sign Language interpreters have joined the White House staff. Elsie Stecker and Lindsey Snyder...

Australia Helps Community Language Schools

The Australian Labor Party has made early childhood language education a key part of its platform this election cycle, proposing an investment of $15...

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Renaissance Launches Art Contest to Honor Bilingualism in America

Renaissance today launched the “Shine a Light on Bilingualism” art contest to celebrate Hispanic culture and bilingualism. All students in grades K–12 are invited to...

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Cervantes Extends Spanish in India

The Cervantes Institute is opening its first satellite center in India in Bangalore, a city of more than eight million people which is considered...

Plan to Promote French across Canada

The government of Québec is proposing the celebration of an annual Francophonie Day as part of a three-year plan to reinforce French across the...

Cuba Introduces Secondary Chinese

Over 100 seventh graders from Fructuoso Rodríguez school in the central Havana district of Plaza de la Revolución will start Chinese classes during the...

Supporting Early Literacy in Spanish and English

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What We Say and How We Say It

Even behind masks or through a screen, the language that educators use is one of the most powerful tools available to build...

Rebound: Turning Our Attention to Acceleration

Pandemic teaching was hard. It stretched and pulled us. We worried about our students and their...

State Teaching Certification

Elementary and secondary school teachers in most states in the US must have a degree in education with an endorsement or add-on certification in...

Practical PD

In the midst of the pandemic, teachers are stretched incredibly thin. In addition, districts are taxed with extra time spent on contact tracing and...
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