Features

Educator Confidence

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) recently released its seventh annual Educator Confidence Report, which found that educators’ confidence is down due to the state of...

Getting Kids to Listen

The current boom in podcasting has captured public attention for a variety of reasons, from the nostalgic reference to radio shows of the pre-TV...

Inspiring Language Learners through Competition

For over 60 years, AATSP’s National Spanish Examinations (NSE) have offered students enrolled in Spanish an opportunity to participate in the U.S.’s largest academic...

Success from the Student Perspective

The many components of a successful English as a second language (ESL) program became apparent to me watching students thrive in a neighborhood public...

Literacy

Celebrating Multilingual Learner Identity through Personal Narrative Instruction

The social isolation and countless hours of silent, independent assignments young linguistically diverse scholars have endured during the past year of online learning have...

The Universal Implications of Science of Reading

The body of research known as science of reading (SoR) is widely acknowledged among experts as both theoretically and empirically superior to other conceptions...

California Commits to Literacy Target and Bets on Biliteracy

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced an initiative to ensure that not only will every student learn to read by...

Make English Truly a World Language

The Caribbean Sea encompasses over 7,000 islands, including the famous tourist destinations of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados. Taken all together, the Caribbean...

World Language News

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Bilingual Ed Boosts English Writing

A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas (KU), examining three key cognitive functions and their role in learning to write, suggests that insufficient...
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Campaign Against Library Censorship

EveryLibrary has launched a campaign against proposed measures in several states that could lead to librarians facing criminal charges as a result of their...
LA's Korean Steak Tacos with Cabbage Cilantro exemplify natural biculturism

We’re Naturally Bilingual

Neuroscientists at New York University have discovered that the brain uses a shared mechanism for combining words from a single language and for combining...

Reading & Writing Project Celebrates 100th Reunion

Last month, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) celebrated their 100th Reunion with 5000 teachers virtually attending more than 250 free workshops. For...

Resources

High School Student Pens Children’s Book Celebrating Diversity

Surayyah “RayRay” Fofana, a 16-year-old high school student from New Jersey, has published her first book, RayRay Paints a Self-Portrait, to share with the world...

Reading Programs

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Languages

Sep. 26-Oct. 3 is National Teach Spanish Week

September 26 marks the beginning of National Teach Spanish Week (NTSW). NTSW, which coincides with Hispanic American Heritage Month, was first launched by the...

Helsinki Mayor Floats Idea of English-Language City

Finland has two official languages: Finnish and Swedish. The government also recognizes an additional handful of regional languages like Sámi or Karelian, as well...

Make English Truly a World Language

The Caribbean Sea encompasses over 7,000 islands, including the famous tourist destinations of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados. Taken all together, the Caribbean...

Taiwan Opens Chinese Centers Across US

Taiwan’s Minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), Tung Chen-yuan (童振源), opened the new Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning in Irvine, California, to...

Professional Development

Student Teaching in Spain in the Time of COVID

The European Quality Chart on Internships and Apprenticeships describes higher education and vocational school practices in participating companies and entities as a training-oriented component...

Beyond Crises: The Reawakening of Classrooms

It’s summer 2021 and as educators, we might be thinking beyond crises and concentrating on the extent to which the transformation of our practices...

Financing Feeling

Committee for Children works with policymakers from around the country and supports laws, policies, and funding that promote social–emotional learning (SEL), address bullying, and prevent child...

How Bilingual?

World language departments around the globe are continually faced with the task of advising and placing freshmen and transfer students into the appropriate courses....

ALAS Opens a Women Superintendents Policy Leadership Academy

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has created a new leadership academy specifically to help new female superintendents learn advocacy skills and...
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