Education

LA Strike Sets Tone for Funding, Charters

Weakening of districts and unions through increased “charterization” was at the heart of the dispute Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images As...

New Mexico to Drop PARCC Exam

As one of her first acts as New Mexico’s new governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the state will stop using the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness...

Bilingualism No Problem for Children with Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome can and do become bilingual. Initial findings of a research study at Bangor University suggest that speaking two languages is not in any...

L.A. Set for First Teachers’ Strike in 30 Years

VENICE, CA - JANUARY 10: Teachers, retired teachers and parents show their support for UTLA in front of Venice High School in Venice, Calif., on Jan....

Ed. Dept. under Scrutiny for Civil Rights

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) According to the agenda for 2019 posted on its website, the U.S. Department of Education’s internal watchdog, the...

Ed. Dept. Emphasizes Value of World Languages

During November’s International Education Week, the U.S. Department of Education released its revised international education strategy, “Succeeding Globally through International Education and Engagement,” which starts with the...

Bilingual Advocate to Head CA Education

Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond managed to come from behind to emerge as California’s new superintendent of public instruction, beating out Marshall Tuck, a fellow...

Germans Give $1.2 Million for English Research

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted a Reinhart Koselleck Project to Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik of the Department of English at the University of Freiburg. The foundation awards aid to people with outstanding...

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 legislature,...

Bill in Congress Aims to Help ELL Teacher Shortage

The Reaching English Learners Act has been introduced in Congress in hopes of creating a solution to the national shortage of ELL teachers. The act would create a grant program under Title II of...