Education

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...

Supreme Court to Decide Future of 750,000 Young People

Tomorrow, November 12, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for three cases that will decide the future of about 750,000 young beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since the program was...

Brown Can’t Retire at 65

School segregation increasing as we mark 65th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education As the nation marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v Board of Education ruling declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional, the UCLA Civil Rights...
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Seal of Biliteracy Goes Nationwide

For the first time since its inception, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are or have begun working toward implementing a state Seal of Biliteracy program, according to the recently released 2020...
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Summer Learning to Help Students Most Impacted by the Pandemic

At the end of April, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched the Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative, providing support to 46 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Bureau...
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Obama Pushes to Secure Extra $2 Billion for Poorest Schools

The Obama administration is hurrying to approve a proposal that could mean up to $2 billion in additional funding annually for the nation's poorest children. The Department of Education is pushing through the policy, which...

Florida Seeks Funds for Puerto Rican English Learners

With backing from a slew of Florida lawmakers, bipartisan legislation has been proposed to ensure that the state receives a greater share of...

Back and Forth Talk with Adults Improves Language Development Regardless of SES

Study suggests talking with children from an early age could promote language skills regardless of socioeconomic status   Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain...

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...

Connecting Reading with Writing

Every semester as I prepare my classes, I ponder the same questions: Why does our academic English as a second language (ESL) program require so many reading and writing classes before students can enter...
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