Literacy/ESL

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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...

Gates Highlights English Learners

During a speech last month at a meeting of the Council of Great City Schools in Cleveland, Ohio, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates outlined a change of direction in his foundation’s approach to education funding...

Nationwide Disparities in Support for Young ELLs

According to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the support offered to young children who speak languages other than English...

Study Tracks Progress of English Learners

A recent study out of Philadelphia tracked kindergartners who were learning English and found that four years later almost 60% had achieved proficiency, but more students had become proficient in oral language (listening and speaking...

Dual Language Learners Lacking in Preschool

The Migration Policy Institute and the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy have released a new report on the young Dual Language Learner (DLL) population in California. The report was pooled over the 2011-2015...

Transferring Language

 Ana Albir describes the development of a digital tool to help English learners in both mainstream and ESL classes One of the most common arrangements...

Literacy Starts in the Library

Literacy is the foundation of everything we do for our learners. Reading is a required skill for every subject, whether it is science, English,...

Breaking the Comprehension Barrier

Felicia Rateliff and Brian Pitts report on the technology a Texas school district is using to solve ELL reading barrier IssuesIf you were...

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week was celebrated September 24-30, 2017. National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness about the need and value of adult education and family literacy in order to...
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Study Links Toddler’s Screen Time to Slower Speech Development

In recent years, young children and toddlers have been increasingly exposed to handheld devices. It’s become commonplace to see babies playing games on tablets, smartphones, and other technological devices, rather than with wooden blocks...