Literacy/ESL

ILA Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Anti-Racism

The International Literacy Association (ILA), in partnership with Kwame Alexander, award-winning children's book author and founding editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint Versify, announced today "How to...

The Wonderful World of Words

Vocabulary is one of the Five Pillars of Literacy. A deep understanding of nuanced words is key for comprehension and spoken and...

Feds Lay Out Rules for English Learners during Closures

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a factsheet clarifying states’ responsibilities to English learners (ELs) and their parents during the extended school closures:

Free Audio Skills Courses for a Million Adults

Cell-Ed has announced that is has partnered with the state of New York, the Barbara Bush Foundation, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to provide one million...

2020 Global Literacy Award presented to Little Free Library

Little Free Library, a nonprofit based in Hudson, Wisconsin, United States was awarded for contribution to global literacy from the World Literacy Foundation. The...

Toolkit to Highlight English Learner Progress

In response to renewed calls to strengthen programs for English Learners in California, the Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University and Californians Together...

What Is the Future of Literacy Education?

According to National Center for Education figures, about 30 million adult Americans are functionally illiterate (https://nces.ed.gov/naal/). Clearly, there is room for improvement...

A Common Wish Amongst Our Children

My studying abroad experience started five years ago. Five long, sometimes short years, depending on my challenges, studying the Spanish language and...

Why UDL Matters for English Language Learners

In 1922, my grandmother moved from Trois-Rivières, a city in Quebec, Canada, at the age of eleven. Speaking only French, and traveling...

Filling the Achievement Gap through Multigenerational Learning

There is a crack in our nation’s foundation. Although it is historically referred to as the achievement gap, today we more accurately...
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