Literacy/ESL

Cutting to the Common Core: Fostering Academic Interaction

Kate Kinsella offers an action plan to encourage second language learners to participate in constructive classroom discussion A primary goal of English language development and world-language coursework is to ensure that students develop the verbal...

Updated Federal Data on English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education launched a new interactive web page dedicated to data on English Learner students (ELs). The site uses colorful maps, bar graphs, and charts to provide a clearer understanding of...

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...

Investing in Teachers instead of Prisons

Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a stirring speech at the National Press Club that was particularly relevant for minority and English learner students "I agree with Secretary Duncan. Prison is not a solution to inequitable educational...
two young boys in library

Mass. House Pushes For Diversity in ELL Teaching

Last week, the Massachusetts House passed a bill that would eliminate “one size fits all” teaching for English Language Learners ( ELL ). The bill, H. 3736 or “An Act relative to language opportunity...

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...

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and English Language Learners (ELLs)

Dr. Wayne E. Wright, Purdue University professor and author of Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners (2015, Caslon Publishing), addresses how the new ESSA is different, and discusses its implications for English Language Learners. https://www.youtube.com/embed/p05nPGSBsSY  

Timing of Reclassification Key to ELL Dropout Rate

The National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at the University of California, Los Angeles has released a new report comparing student enrollment history, achievement gaps, and persistence in school of English Language Learning...

Advancing English Learner Equity in Math

Report Shows Promising Practices in California and Offers Key Recommendations A new report from The Education Trust—West finds promising practices around the state that...
ThinkstockPhotos-516356355-300x300.jpg

Curing Initiative Fatigue

Teachers who are bombarded with short-lived projects and underused technology are in danger of losing their enthusiasm for new initiatives—Stacy Hurst and Laura Axtell explain how to kick off the new school year with...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!