Literacy/ESL

Filling the Achievement Gap through Multigenerational Learning

There is a crack in our nation’s foundation. Although it is historically referred to as the achievement gap, today we more accurately...

Study Reveals Misconceptions about English Learners

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students who began kindergarten as English learners (ELs), on average, progressed to eighth grade with academic achievement similar...

A Futile War

The War on Drugs In 1998, the United Nations decided that it was going to eradicate drugs from planet...

Urge Congress to #FundLibraries

For a fourth consecutive year, the White House budget proposal for FY21 eliminates direct...

From Deficit-Based to Assets-Based: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a...

This is part two of our series Breaking Down the Wall. View Part 1 here. Dan Alpert:...
Boy counting money on floor

Analysis of State Funding for English Learners

The Education Commission of the States (ECS), an interstate compact on U.S. education policy, has released a new analysis of how states allocate funding...

Testing in Place

In 2017, California Assembly Bill (AB) 705, by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, was drafted to eliminate placement bias and grant greater access for...

Free Workshops for Bilingual Parents in California

In February, Californians Together will be hosting two free workshops for Spanish-speaking parents, community members, and parent organizers of English learners. The workshops are part of a...

School Climate Changes EL Success Rates

Ohio’s Cleveland Partnership for English Learner Success—an alliance of Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD’s) Multilingual Multicultural Education Office, the research office, and...

California Receives $37.5 Million Literacy Grant

In November, the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a $37.5 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant which will allow...
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