Native American Language Grant Program Accepting Applications Until Mar. 7

The purposes of the Native American Language Grant (NAL@ED) program are to support schools that use Native American and Alaska Native languages as the...

Revised Biliteracy Act Introduced to Congress

US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and US Representative Julia Brownley (D-California) introduced the Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act, legislation that would provide...

Celebrate Mother Language Day

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. It was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been observed throughout...

Educating Students about the Lived Experience in Canada

Schools across Canada have recognized National Day of Truth and Reconciliation for two years to incorporate the legacy of residential schools into the classroom....

What is Orania?

Orania is a White Dutch–only enclave and an “independent” country inside South Africa. Inside Orania, English and the majority of African languages are banned—sort...

Promoting News Literacy

Last month’s fifth annual National News Literacy Week highlighted the importance of news literacy and local news in a healthy democracy, just as millions...

Google and RAE Join Forces to Improve Spanish Searches and Keyboard

Last month, Google announced a series of new features that will optimize the use of Spanish across their applications. In conjunction with the...

Is the English Rhotic ‘r’ Disappearing?

The strong ‘r’ sound found in British accent variations of the English language may be in danger of disappearing, a study has found.  Researchers at...

Framing Authentic Development in Spanish

As the number of multilingual learners continues to rise in the US, many schools are turning to bilingual education as a means of instruction. A survey by the American Councils Research Center (ARC, 2021) identified over 3,600 dual language bilingual education (DLBE) programs across 44 states.1 The same survey found that over 80% of DLBE programs feature Spanish as...

Ensuring African American Students’ Access to Multilingual Learning

The growing research base on dual-language immersion’s benefits for English learners is pushing many policymakers to prioritize linguistic diversity in multilingual schools. What does...

Finding Flaw and Disorder

A child’s linguistic journey can have many complexities that parents may not recognize, especially when navigating the intricacies of multilingualism. Recent research conducted by...

Valuing Local Forms of French

French language and Francophone culture are global and—as the world evolves—renewed manifestations of language and culture stand positioned to grow in influence and...

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Taking a Stand!

In 1974 the Lau v. Nichols Supreme Court decision stated: “There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers and curriculum… for students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education.” Nearly 50 years later, we have concrete research, policies, and pedagogy to support and enhance the oral and...

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Unlocking the Vietnamese Language: A Student’s Perspective in Saigon

Vietnam—the land of delicious food, viral-worthy motorcycle traffic, immense history, and… language classes? Learning Vietnamese is definitely not on the radar for many language learners, and as I’ve written before, it’s...

Fastest Growth in US International Students in 40 Years

The Open Doors 2023 Report on International Educational Exchange shows that the US hosted more than one million (1,057,188) international students during the 2022/23 academic year, a 12% increase compared to...

International Students Returning to US

Last month, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released the latest version of the SEVIS by the Numbers report, which provides us with the latest official statistics on international students...

Study Abroad Grant Program Reintroduced to Senate

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) today reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act, which renames a competitive grant program...

Open Doors Report

The Open Doors 2022 Report on International Educational Exchange, released last month by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE),...

Long Term Programs Suit Remote Workers

Over the past two years, more and more of our work and school has shifted online. From the workplace, to college, to elementary classrooms, people have embraced the opportunity to work...

Creating Community through Multinationalism

Although Maryam Ghatee does not speak French and has no connection to French culture, she has sent her third-grade daughter, Mona, to a local French...

International Education Week 2021

Now that travel restrictions are being lifted, International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 15–19, 2021, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of...

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New America and SEAL to Co-host Webinar about Science of Reading and ELs

Concerns have been raised that methodologies based on the Science of Reading may negatively impact English Learners (ELs). On February 8, New America and SEAL will co-host a webinar that will unpack the relationship between the Science of Reading and ELs, including the misconceptions about this much debated topic, best practices for EL-identified students, and implications for dual language programs. The first panel of experts will discuss the policy implications...

Small Investment Offers Big Literacy Gains

Research by Stanford University found that 75 of the lowest-performing California elementary schools that received funding from an out-of-court settlement made significant progress on third-grade state Smarter Balanced tests this year. Major news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times,...

Background Knowledge and Where to Get It

Stephen Krashen argues that those who read more know more Wexler (2023) has pointed out that a reader’s background knowledge is a significant predictor of reading proficiency. She concluded that “greater background knowledge of the topic was correlated with...

Listen to the Bilingual Science!

Two years ago, we (Dual Language Education of New Mexico’s professional development coordinators) outlined a framework for high-quality dual language education that...

Building Biliteracy

Transfer is important in all learning, but it is especially important in language-learning contexts. The purpose of this paper is to present practical,...

Laying Down the Law

Every few years, education bubbles up to the top of the political agenda in state capitols across the US and legislatures scramble to pass bills that seek to bind the state’s education policy to the prevailing political ideology. This...

Making (Language) Data CUTE:Comprehensible, Usable,Timely, and Empowering – Part I

(July 2023) Ayanna Cooper explains how we need the right data as a tool for equitable instruction

To Cue or Not to Cue: Is That the Question?

Whenever we hear an educator begin a statement with the words “Research says...,” we must attend with caution. This is because what is...

Clarifying the Science of Reading

For at least a half-century, there has been a great deal of discussion about how children learn to read. While policymakers, curriculum developers, educational leaders, and those in the media have been using this discussion to drive headlines and...

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Framing Authentic Development in Spanish

As the number of multilingual learners continues to rise in the US, many schools are turning to bilingual education as a means of instruction. A survey by the American Councils Research Center (ARC, 2021) identified over 3,600 dual language...
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