Education

AB-2514 Dual Language Programs Grant Program Passes in California

AB 2514 Pupil Instruction: Dual Language Grant Program was moved to passed in the state Assembly. The bill has officially been moved to ‘enrolling’ status, meaning that it has passed and been signed by...

Report Challenges California’s System for Identifying English Learners’ Needs

.Study of local plans identifies key improvements to fix the system  Californians Together is releasing a new report today entitled Masking the Focus on English Learners. The report questions the efficacy of California’s accountability system for...

Back and Forth Talk with Adults Improves Language Development Regardless of SES

Study suggests talking with children from an early age could promote language skills regardless of socioeconomic status  Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain...

OELA Reorganization Set for January

A slew of educational advocacy organizations, including TESOL, the Center for Applied Linguistics, American Federation of Teachers, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, Joint National Committee for Languages, National Association for Bilingual Education, Hispanic...

Children of Immigrants Better Off in North America

According to a new comparison by the OECD, "entrenched disadvantage is less common among the children of immigrants in North America" than in Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands."Children of immigrant parents in North...

California Goes Global

California’s superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, has launched Global California 2030, which is a call to action “to vastly expand the teaching and learning of world languages and the number of students proficient...

Early Language Key to School Success

Kim Echart of the University of Washington News reports on a new study which shows that early use of words and grammar determines...

Act for a Multilingual America

Leaders from Business, Government, Academia, and the Arts Call for Improved Access to Language EducationIn support of its recent report, America’s Languages: Investing...

Immigrant Students Worldwide Need More Support

Socio-economic disadvantage and language barriers are the biggest obstacles to success at school and in society for students with an immigrant background. More effective and better targeted education and social policies are needed to...

Community Colleges Bring in $2.4 Billion a Year from International Students

The nearly 100,000 international students attending U.S. community colleges during the last academic year contributed $2.4 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 14,000 jobs. Contributions from international students at community colleges in...