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...

Everyone’s Story Matters

As a parent and veteran teacher, Katie Egan Cunningham presents a heartfelt case for returning stories to a place of primacy in today’s classroom. As a literacy consultant ,she backs her argument with logic...

TESOL & ASU Partner to Offer Core Certificate

TESOL International Association has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to offer its TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) beginning in January 2017. The...

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...

On the Road to Multilingualism

Bilingual rapper GüeroLoco takes us on his passionate journey to promote language learning and allow students to reap the benefits Welcome to the journey! iBienvenidos al viaje! I’m really excited to get this school year started...

Testing Benefits

Mariana Castro shows what language proficiency assessments have to offer educators of English learners If you are an educator, chances are that you have had or will have a student who is learning English as...

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...

Blending to Test

Julie Damron and Jennifer Quinlan assess student outcomes in the blended classroom Located in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University (BYU) is a private institution with one of the nation’s largest language teaching programs—70% of students...

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.  

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...
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