Education

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Parting Blow to Fair Federal Funding

According to The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to do away with the disparate impact rule when it comes to federal funding approvals in the...

Creating Community by Reading Aloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed so many challenges for our loved ones and our communities. In my work as a literacy advocate, I think about our children who have been so deeply affected by...

Risk-taking

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 3 See Vol 1 of the series here. See Vol 2 of the series here. One of the poems of ‘Masnavi-e-Manavi’ of Rumi depicts how risk-taking can lead to...

Questions to Ask Ourselves

Educators, WE Can’t Wait for the U.S. to Change!The global coronavirus pandemic took education systems by surprise, exacerbating the...
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Five Million Assessments Reveal COVID Educational Slide

A new report based on 5.3 million assessments of student progress in grades 1-8 details the effects on learning associated with COVID-19 school disruptions. Released by Renaissance (a leader in pre-K–12 education technology) to...

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...

And Justice for ELs

And Justice for ELs is an essential resource for school leaders. Ayanna Cooper, editor of Language Magazine’s Pass the...

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...

Bill to Support Distance and Blended Learning for Children in Need

Infants and young children have brains with a superpower, according to Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists, who found that unlike adults, who use specific areas in one or the other of their brain’s two...

Benefits of Routine on Virtual Teaching

With only a month of virtual teaching under my belt, this year is already the wildest year I’ve ever taught. This isn’t the first time I’ve had to overcome challenges at the beginning of...
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