Literacy/ESL

City Schools Offer Guidance on English Learners

A new report from the Council of the Great City Schools suggests a wide range of actions that schools and districts can take to help English learners (ELs) make up for the educational opportunities...

Low Adult Literacy Costs U.S. $2.2 Trillion a Year

According to a new study released by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Gallup examining the impact of adult literacy on the U.S. economy, the nation could be losing up to $2.2...

The Children’s Equity Project Releases Equity Roadmap for Early Education

The Children’s Equity Project and the Bipartisan Policy Center have come together to create an actionable policy roadmap for states and the federal government—as well as for candidates at all levels of government vying...

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 Raise and Teach Anti-Racist Kids," a Facebook...

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 written communication. Ensuring that students know the right words, that they learn...

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: Annual ELP Assessment — If a state educational agency (SEA) cannot...

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 adult learners with free skills courses. The...

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 Little Free Library was awarded for its significant contribution to global literacy....

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 have created a set of resources to...

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 when it comes to literacy education, and for educators tasked with teaching...
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