Education

Iranians Protest Mother Tongue Marginalization

In advance of Mother Language Day, about a thousand Iranians who grew up speaking a minority language took to Twitter to express their sense of loss and frustration at the marginalization of their mother...

California Seeks to Expand Bilingual Teacher Prep

California has outlined several goals for its education system, which are rapidly approaching over the course of the next decade. Among these are plans to develop a universal preschool program by 2025, as well...

Directory of Best-Practice Programs for Diverse Language Learners

To help connect educational innovations with the learners who want and need them most, the America’s Languages Working Group is launching a first-of-its-kind online resource on March 14. The America’s Languages Portal: Model Programs...

Concern Grows Over School Staff Shortages

A new national survey finds deep public concern about the K–12 school workforce—83% of Americans express concerns about public school staff shortages, while 81% are worried about workforce burnout. Most Americans (89%) say K–12...

Effective Literacy Education for English Learners Webinar

This webinar, hosted by the National Committee for Effective Literacy, will focus on effective literacy instruction for English learners and emergent bilingual students by documenting and discussing what is missing from current national trends....

Baby Talk May Help Word Formation

The way we instinctively speak to babies -- higher pitch, slower speed, exaggerated pronunciation -- not only appeals to them, but likely helps them learn to understand what we're saying. New research from the...

Educational Gaps Still Wide, but Stabilizing

A new study by NWEA illustrates the scale and disproportionate nature of the disruption in student learning resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Learning during COVID-19: An update on student achievement and growth at the...

Cambridge University Press invites the world to celebrate teachers

Cambridge University Press is asking people around the world to submit their stories about inspiring teachers, as the publisher opens its Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards for 2022. The global competition provides the chance for...

Multilingual Experiences for All Students

How have your experiences prepared you for this role?I’ll begin by sharing this: Many years before I was born, there was a teacher in Texas who stole my inheritance. Through outdated ways of thinking,...

Backward Design

Comprehensible input. Movies. Language clubs. Guest speakers. Pirates. Conversations. Fly-swatter vocabulary matches. Video pen pals. Study abroad.A language program can take many forms and have some—or none—of these. But how do you achieve one...
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