Education

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Florida’s ESSA Plan ‘Impedes Progress of ELLs’

The Florida Department of Education’s implementation plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been roundly criticized as it relates to English learner students and Latino students by experts from UnidosUS (formerly National...

Bilingual children do find it easier to pick up other languages

It is often claimed that bilinguals are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, this hypothesis has found support in a new study of brain activity, conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center and published...

Nationwide Disparities in Support for Young ELLs

According to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), the support offered to young children who speak languages other than English...

Dual Language Learners Lacking in Preschool

The Migration Policy Institute and the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy have released a new report on the young Dual Language Learner (DLL) population in California. The report was pooled over the 2011-2015...

Tailoring Instruction

Digital assessment helps a California district to adapt to student needs By 2025, one in four public school students will be an English language learner. As a result, school districts and educators across the country are...

US Leaves Education, Science, Culture Organization

Following in President Reagan’s footsteps, the Trump administration has announced the U.S. intention to withdraw from United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in January 2019, citing financial reasons and anti-Israel bias.UNESCO is responsible...

Can Paraprofessionals Help Solve the Bilingual Teacher Shortage?

In 1992, Liliya Stefoglo came to America from Moldova and found work as a paraprofessional in Federal Way Public Schools in Washington State....

UN: Multilingual Education Is ‘Absolutely Essential’

Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation, and creativity and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, the head of...

Volunteering for All the Right Reasons

Volunteers not only help others but are often the beneficiaries of their ‘altruism’ Volunteering abroad isn’t just good for the soul and a great...

$71 Million for International Studies

The U.S. Department of Education has also awarded more than $71 million in new and non-competing continuation grants to help strengthen the capacity...