Literacy/ESL

Young Readers Struggle in Different Ways

Many children struggle to learn to read, and studies have shown that students from a lower socioeconomic status (SES) background are more likely to have difficulty than those from a higher SES background.MIT neuroscientists...

Can Teaching English Like Spanish Close the Achievement Gap?

If you have even a passing knowledge of Spanish, you know the ns in montaña are different. You can see it. But English isn’t like that. The as in car and care and race...

Early Childhood Programs Failing English Learners

A policy brief from the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy finds that despite...

Identifying Equitable Intervention

For multilingual learners struggling academically or with social–emotional learning, it can be difficult for educators to identify...

Multiliteracies and Multilingual Learners

Equipped with Miami Linguistic Readers, Camino de la Escuela, and my own ingenuity, my young multilingual learners and I dived into what we believed were sound biliteracy practices. These leveled reading programs developed eons...

Supporting Our Youngest Dual Language Learners

California is home to more dual language learners (DLLs) than any other state, both in number and share. DLLs, or children learning English in addition to another language, represent over 50% of the state’s...

United for Bilingual Education

As we move further into the millennium, many national and local educational systems are considering how best to meet the changing needs and demands they face, especially in developing countries. Arising from those reflections...

English Divide in Francophone West Africa

Sub Saharan Africa ranks among the regions in the world where education exclusion is the highest. In fact, according to UNESCO Information Statistics: “Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and...

The Benefits of Recognizing Biliteracy

Multilingual learners at West Aurora High School in Illinois garnered outstanding results when personally invited to a free testing opportunity to earn biliteracy recognition. The project shows great promise for English learners everywhere. The...

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Exercising Your Right to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical...
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