Education

English Learner Progress Dips during Pandemic

The latest report on how English learners (ELs) around the country coped with language development during the pandemic reveals an overall downward trend in student proficiency and growth in 2021 as compared to 2019...

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond to Host Virtual Town Hall to Spotlight Best Practices to...

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will hold a virtual town hall on Monday, December 6, 2021, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to spotlight promising practices and elevate new ideas that support California’s...

Making the Most of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is an important—but largely unmet—promise to provide debt relief to support teachers, nurses, firefighters, and others serving their communities. By cancelling loans after ten years of public...

California’s Commitment: Literacy, Biliteracy, and Libraries

I have only one critical comment about California’s Secretary of Education Thurmond’s task force report, “California Commits to Literacy and Bets on Biliteracy,” but after that, I have only praise and optimism. The critical comment:...

Reading & Writing Project Celebrates 100th Reunion

Last month, the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) celebrated their 100th Reunion with 5000 teachers virtually attending more than 250 free workshops. For 100 Saturdays spread over four decades, the organization, founded in...

U.S. Announces $37 Million Contribution to ‘Education Cannot Wait (ECW)’

Administrator Samantha Power announced the United States, through USAID and the U.S. Department of State, will contribute an additional $37 million to Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the only global fund for education in emergencies....

‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery’

October 5 is World Teacher's Day and this year's theme is "Teachers at the heart of education recovery." The day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status...

House Offers Support to Seal of Bilingual Education

In what is being hailed as a major step forward for language education across the United States, the House of Representatives voted to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Sept. 24. The...

Two-Thirds of States Receive Relief Fund Balance

At the end of August, the U.S. Department of Education approved Minnesota’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed the remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Minnesota’s...

Emphasizing the Needs of Hispanic Students

The Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (FL-ALAS) helps to transform educational institutions across the state of Florida by seeking to ensure that the educational needs of all students are met, with an...
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