Education

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Florida’s ESSA Plan ‘Impedes Progress of ELLs’

The Florida Department of Education’s implementation plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been roundly criticized as it relates to English learner students and Latino students by experts from UnidosUS (formerly National...

A Network of Teachers for Globally Connected Immersion Classrooms

This summer, for the first time, there will be a special event designed to bring immersion and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) educators together. The Inaugural NICE conference will take place in Seville, Spain in July...

Books Best Practice for Reading Comprehension

Books have broad vocabulary and diverse language structures that are important for developing the ability to understand content. “Long, continuous texts with diverse and colorful vocabulary improve the skill to understand the content of...

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...

Elite Language Students Focus on Community Service

Even during these challenging times, language students contribute to the greater good. I recently attended (via Zoom, of course) the award ceremony of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispáncia (SHH). The SHH is the nationally recognized...

Quebec French Tests Challenged

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusiveness has been accused of using French test results as an excuse to violate the constitutional rights of more than 500 international students. Fo Niemi, director of the Montreal-based...

Immigrant Students Worldwide Need More Support

Socio-economic disadvantage and language barriers are the biggest obstacles to success at school and in society for students with an immigrant background. More effective and better targeted education and social policies are needed to...

New York Proposes ELL Training for Most Teachers

The New York State Education Department has proposed regulatory changes that would require teacher preparation programs in certain subject areas to dedicate at least three of the currently required six semester hours in language...

What Does Good Blended Learning Look Like?

During the past few years, blended learning has been hailed by schools worldwide as everything from the future of education to the conduit that will finally make true differentiated instruction a reality. And it...

Latinos Make Up Majority of Admitted Freshmen to the University of California for the...

According to preliminary data released Thursday by the University of California, Latino students will make up the majority of the University of California's freshman class for this upcoming school year. For the first time...
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