Education

New Media Literacy Resources Available Online

The California Department of Education (CDE) has created an online media literacy resource page for educators. The page provides access to free K–12 resources,...

Playing With Other Children Affects Toddlers’ Language Skills

According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, any toddlers who have more exposure to other children, such as those in daycare, may be...

OELA Hosts Multiliteracy Symposium

On May 6, the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) hosted a multiliteracy symposium. The theme of the symposium was "Celebrating the Diverse Linguistic and Cultural Assets...

$2.5 Million Grant for University LCTL Programs

Michigan State University has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support further development in...

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....
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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...

Help Your Students Slide Up, Not Down, Over the Summer

During the summer months, young children lose literacy gains made during the school year, a phenomenon known as “summer slide.” The most important thing...

U.S. Military Cuts Foreign-Language Institute Funding

According to Foreign Policy, The Trump Administration is slashing funds for the Defense Language Institute’s overseas immersion program in order to divert funds to more military resources....

Celebrating National Library Week 2019

We are halfway through this year’s National Library week, and celebrations continue to take place in and about libraries across the country. National Library Week is an...

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...