Literacy/ESL

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Creating a Community of Readers

Ruben Alejandro, superintendent of an economically challenged district with 30% English language learners, shares his secrets for getting students—and their parents—reading. I was born and raised in Weslaco, a city of about 35,000 that sits...

Helping Academic English Learners Develop Productive Word Knowledge

Dr. Kate Kinsella offers evidence-based instructional practices to advance students’ verbal and written command of critical words Vocabulary Knowledge and Overall Academic Achievement Vocabulary plays a crucial role in all aspects of academic competence in K–12 schooling....

California Bill Would Redefine Dual Language Learners

A new bill in the California State Assembly could change the way educators work with and accommodate the unique...

ABCmouse: Schools for Early & English Learners

Age of Learning, Inc. has launched ABCmouse for Schools, a scalable solution designed to help schools worldwide meet the needs of pre-K through second-grade students, building on the success of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy,...

I Am My Language

“I am my language. Until I can take pride in my language,...
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Use Data Effectively to Drive Instruction

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states and districts to provide all students, including English learners (ELs), equal access to educational opportunities. In order to fulfill the law’s requirements beginning in the 2017–2108 school...

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for...

And Justice for ELs

And Justice for ELs is an essential resource for school leaders. Ayanna Cooper, editor of Language Magazine’s Pass the...
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Closing the Vocabulary Gap

Alex Rappaport argues that word acquisition may be the easiest way to close the achievement gap One promise of public education is to level the playing field across the socioeconomic and ethnic spectrum. Unfortunately, the...

Connecting the Community

Tracey Smith makes integrating English language learners into her school’s community a lesson in empathy I’m the principal at Brookwood Elementary, where we serve more than 1,200 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Approximately 10% of...
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