Ontario Lawmaker Addresses Legislature in Anishininiimowin

A First Nations lawmaker in Ontario, Canada, has addressed the province’s legislature in Anishininiimowin, in a move that repudiates a centuries-long colonial “war” on...

China: Spanish for a New Approach to Globalization

Luis García Montero, director of the Instituto Cervantes, recently visited China to sign several academic agreements with the superpower’s educational organizations of the Asian...

Avengers Launches in Lakota

On June 14, Disney+ releases the Lakota-dubbed full-length version of the blockbuster Avengers movie, marking a milestone for Indigenous representation in mainstream media. This...

US Spanish Fact-Checking Site Launches

Poynter’s PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize–winning fact-checking newsroom, has launched a new Spanish-language experience, PolitiFact en Español (www.politifact.com/espanol), to help more than 40 million Spanish...

Young Russians Learning Chinese

According to a report last month in China Daily, “The surge in demand for Chinese lessons in Russia reflects the nation’s shift toward the...

Online Arabic Learning Boom in Israel

Despite an immediate drop in registrations after the October 7 Hamas attack in southern Israel, demand for online Arabic learning programs in the country...

Report Endorses Early College Access for Mexican Americans

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute of Leadership, Equity, and Justice has released its latest report, “Reframing College: Mexican American Students, Higher Education, and Family...

Relaunch of America’s Languages Caucus

In April, America’s Languages Caucus was relaunched with the addition of new House co-chair Representative Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia 2). First-term congresswoman Kiggans, who joined...

Demystifying Dyslexia

Often, schools under-identify multilinguals with dyslexia because they think the issue is language-based, so they don’t evaluate the student. There are places where multilingual students are overrepresented because we think we’ve given them the right kind of intervention when we actually haven’t. So, the relationship between multilingual students and special education is complicated.

Nurturing Our Nation’s Multilingual Talent from Birth

Have you ever heard that children get confused when learning two languages? Sadly, many Latinos have heard this misconception, even though research shows the...

Breaking Down the Monolingual Wall V: Collaborate to Thrive

Let’s Start Here Educator collaboration is an essential component...

Paving Pathways for Multilinguals

Career and technical education (CTE) courses and programs...

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Make a Plan for Oracy

Schools are placing a greater emphasis on foundational skills than ever before, and rightly...

Implementing a Bilingual Authorization Program

In Fall 2022, Whittier College’s Teacher Education program launched their online bilingual authorization program (BILA). In year 1, the program was initially fully asynchronous, but after surveying BILA students mid-way through...

To Support the Science of Reading, Replace Disinformation with Collaboration

My first teaching job after earning a Master of Arts in teaching was at a...

Students at the Center

All educators are teachers of language—and engaging students in thinking about...

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Collaborative Planning: Never Having to Go It Alone

This experience gave me the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues I don’t usually get...

Breaking through Language Barriers

With about 7,200 students speaking 20 different languages, our district needs technology tools that support...

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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...

Science of Reading Bill Fails in California

California Assembly Bill 2222 (see April issue, p. 9: “California Bill Would Mandate Science of Reading”), which would have required teachers...

To Support the Science of Reading, Replace Disinformation with Collaboration

My first teaching job after earning a Master of Arts in teaching was at a private school in Austin, Texas, for students with...

California Bill Would Mandate Science of Reading

A newly introduced California Assembly bill would require the state’s teachers to be trained and reading to be taught only according to the principles of the Science of Reading. AB 2222, introduced by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, a Democrat from...

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...

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Ensuring Equity in Reading Instruction

Early one summer, my parents moved our family into a 900-square-foot house in the central part of town that would become home for...
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