Literacy/ESL

Reaching English Learners Act Gains Support

TESOL International Association has pledged its support for the bipartisan Reaching English Learners Act (H.R. 1153, S. 5​45). The legislation would create a grant program for colleges...

Literacy as a 21st- Century Survival Skill

Brooke Foged and Jenny Hammock share their insights into fighting generational illiteracy with the engaging power of technology In today’s world, reading is an...
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Millions for Linguistic Research

The Institute of Education Sciences has granted more than $100 million for education research across a wide array of subjects and topics. Over one-fourth of the 57 grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 funded...

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,...

New Directions for Technology Use in ELL Instruction

As K–12 districts aim to improve learning for a wide range of students facing unique challenges, education leaders need to be particularly mindful of the English language learning (ELL) student population. Of all the students in public schools in the U.S., an estimated 9.3% were ELLs in the 2013–14 school year. Though ELL students have made strides in reading, leaping 22 points in average fourth-grade reading scores from 2000 to 2015, this group of students is consistently behind their non-ELL peers in this area.

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...

English Learners Succeeding

A new study finds that scores from students who speak a language other than English at home have improved dramatically over the last 15 years. Students who speak a language other than English at home...

Massachusetts Restores Bilingual Education

Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker has signed the LOOK Bill into law which will allow the state’s schools to offer bilingual and dual-language education. According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, there...

Talk, Read, Talk, Write

Nancy Motley suggests a routine for literacy in all content areas Teachers often feel immense pressure to cover too much material in too little time. They work tirelessly to ensure that their students are adequately...

What’s Hot in Literacy

Mother-tongue literacy, access, and equity under-recognized A new report released by the International Literacy Association (ILA) reveals wide gaps between what’s truly valuable to educators around the globe and what’s getting the most attention from...