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First Random Study Supports Bilingual Ed

In the first randomized-assignment study in which English language learners were followed for as long as five years, researchers have found that Spanish-speaking children learn to read English equally well regardless of whether they...
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April 2010

Free Public EducationNow that a compromised healthcare bill looks set to be pushed through Congress, the Administration has released its Blueprint for Reform to shift public attention to education and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act(ESEA),...

Bilingual Pay Act

One America, Many Voices Act Rep Michael Honda (CA-15), Chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, has introduced the One America, Many Voices Act of 2010, which recognizes the importance of bi- and multi-lingual...
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March 2010

Keeping the Message ClearPresident Obama’s appointment of Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana as assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the Department of Education represents an enormous opportunity for English language educators. For...

American Councils for Education: Seeking Fellowship Placements

  The American Councils for Education, in association with the U.S. Department of State, is seeking to place five young professionals in non-governmental internships across the country during the fall 2009 intern season (September-December). Prospective...

Making Dreams Come True

A Dream Deferred…See April 2009 Editorial for more on the DREAM ActEach year, thousands of promising students go to school eager to achieve their dreams of success, only to realize at some point along...

Educating Young Haitian Refugees

Children under 18 years old make up almost half of Haiti's population of 9 million. As many as 8,000 schools that served 1.8 million children have been destroyed or damaged in the Port-au-Prince area...

Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship

National Council of Teachers of English: Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training ScholarshipThe Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship provides funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers in public educational institutions to enhance teaching skills...

Language Aid for Haiti

California's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is providing thousands of language "survival" products to U.S. forces assisting relief operations in Haiti. Out of the nearly 20,000 language products that...
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January 2010

You Can Lead a Child to Books...Language and literacy are the tools with which knowledge is built. Without their acquisition, no child has the chance to become an astronaut, a scientist, a...