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Pretext for Learning

Our school systems are structured around the simple plan that students learn to read for the first few...
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Naps May Boost Early Literacy

The ability to map letters to sounds is considered an important indicator of early literacy skills. Previous research shows that letter sound mappings in kindergarten is...

National Library Week is in Full Swing

National Library Week began on April 3 and this year's theme is "Connect with Your Library." According to the American Library Association's website, this year's theme "promotes the idea that libraries are...

Could Universal Dyslexia Screening Misclassify English Learners?

A bill in California’s state legislature would make dyslexia screening universal for...

South Africa Classifies Afrikaans as ‘Foreign’

South Africa’s government has touched off a storm after it moved to classify native Afrikaans as a “foreign language.” For clarity’s sake, here is a hypothesis: this move would be similar to the US...

UWorld Grant

UWorld, a provider of online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams, is accepting applications for its AP Success Grant for the 2022-2023 school year. The UWorld AP Success Grant is designed to help schools...

Living Languages – Lenguas Vivas – Línguas Vivas

On International Mother Language Day, the first international, open access, electronic multilingual journal entirely dedicated to the revitalization and sustainability of Indigenous and minoritized languages was launched. This year marks the first year of the...

New Mexico Bill Promotes Native Language Education

A bill that would help preserve Native languages and fairly compensate teachers who hold a Native American Language Certificate passed the New Mexico House of Representatives last month with a unanimous vote. The bill, HB-60,...

Live at TESOL: Advocating for All: Addressing Social Justice and Linguicism in ELT

Visitors at TESOL should head to the panel by Ayanna Cooper, Ed.D., editor of Language Magazine's Pass the Mic Series. The need for social justice in every area of society, including language and 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...
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