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Supporting Our Youngest Dual Language Learners

California is home to more dual language learners (DLLs) than any other state, both in number and share. DLLs, or children learning English in addition to another language, represent over 50% of the state’s...

Creating Pathways for Lifelong Learners

In recent years, a number of states have promoted the creation of pathways to make it easier for...

Supporting Early 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.1 The mastery of these skills—including oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and...

United for Bilingual Education

As we move further into the millennium, many national and local educational systems are considering how best to meet the changing needs and demands they face, especially in developing countries. Arising from those reflections...

STEM Is Not Only a Course, It’s an Experience

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is not a single course. First, let me explain what STEM stands for. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. You may also see STEAM,...

English Divide in Francophone West Africa

Sub Saharan Africa ranks among the regions in the world where education exclusion is the highest. In fact, according to UNESCO Information Statistics: “Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and...

The Benefits of Recognizing Biliteracy

Multilingual learners at West Aurora High School in Illinois garnered outstanding results when personally invited to a free testing opportunity to earn biliteracy recognition. The project shows great promise for English learners everywhere. The...

TOEFL Post Pandemic

Just as the rest of the education industry has learned, adapted, and pivoted over the last two and a half years, so too has ETS’s TOEFL® program. And while we have always been customer-centric,...

Content, Language, and Culture Learning Targets

Lesson planning is a political act. Schools in the US, at the core, are designed to promote a monocultural and monolingual perspective of teaching and learning. As educators, the lessons we create and facilitate...

Graduating Options

As a high school teacher, I am often asked by both students and parents, which is the better...
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