Education

Act for a Multilingual America

Leaders from Business, Government, Academia, and the Arts Call for Improved Access to Language Education In 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...

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 determine overall student success A new study indicates that children’s language skills...

Writing By Example

Isabel Haller-Gryc recommends using mentor texts to scaffold writing for English learners Writing is a struggle for many people, but it is especially difficult for English language learners (ELLs). ELLs face many challenges when writing,...

Victory for Arizona Teachers After Walkouts

The teacher walkouts in Arizona have come to an end due to the governor signing a budget bill. (https://twitter.com/dougducey/status/992028377660866562) Arizona Govenor Doug Ducey announced Thursday that the bill will give striking teachers a 20...

Bill Could Fund California DLLs

California Assembly Bill 2514 (Thurmond) Pupil Instruction: Dual Language Grant Program, introduced by Assembly Member Thurmond in February, is sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) and Californians Together. AB 2514 would...

College Language Enrollments Continue to Fall

According to “Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016: Preliminary Report,” by the...

Congress Defends Education Spending

The House of Representatives has rejected some significant cuts to federal education spending proposed by education secretary Betsy DeVos and President Trump in the...

Re-Gifted Reading

Stephen Krashen finds an easy way to help close the achievement gap in literacy and clean up clutter at the same time There is overwhelming evidence that those who live in poverty have little access...