COVID-19

Support Native Language Center to Help Fight COVID-19

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is calling for the inclusion of a provision in the next coronavirus relief bill to establish a Native American Language Resource Center (NALRC) to support Native American language education schools...

Teach For America Moves Summer Institute Online

Teach for America is largely known for its Summer Training Institute, and this year the nonprofit is preparing to move its program online. Running June 11 to July 10, the full network of incoming...
Word map showing frequency of Spanish words in tweets

Aggressive Language Tweets Rise in Spanish Lockdown

Study of Twitter language reveals antipathy to Spanish governmental decisions Aggressive language on Twitter in Spain has grown during the lockdown, according to a study conducted by researchers from Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV), based on...

DACA Students Excluded From U.S. Federal Aid; Lawsuit, New Act Ensue

The U.S. Department of Education has blocked DACA recipients and other undocumented students from receiving COVID-19 relief money in the CARES Act. Around $14 billion in aid money was given to college campuses from...

Teachers Union Releases Plan for Reopening Schools

The American Federation of Teachers, the 1.7-million member teachers union has released a plan for how and when schools should safely reopen. The 20-page document, which union president Randi Weingarten said would evolve as...

Superintendents Follow CDC Guidelines for Reopening

School district superintendents are planning to follow detailed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instead of the official guidance published by the White House (which can be viewed here.) "Our recommendation...

NEA Poll: Low Online Attendance, Equity Top Educators’ Concerns

With school buildings closed across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows educators and their students face significant challenges in making the difficult transition to distance learning. The poll, which...

African Life-Saving Lullabies Warn of COVID-19

Zambia’s Life-Saving Lullabies harness the power of song in local languages to spread vital healthcare messages, including Covid-19 precautions, among African women.The project, which has received funding from Britain’s Arts and Humanities Research Council...

Stephen Krashen’s Seven Tips for Teaching Language During Covid-19

For Stephen Krashen, the disruption to traditional education during Covid-19 may reveal some unexpected benefits. Krashen is a leading world scholar, emeritus professor of Education at the University of Southern California, and author of several...

Multiplying Divisions

Daniel Ward argues that the digital divide is not just a connectivity problem The sudden closure of schools across the U.S. is resulting in very different experiences for students depending on their ages, languages, zip...
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