Education

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Cardona Stresses Equity in Rescue Funding

As the Department of Education releases $122 billion directly to states as part of the American Rescue Plan, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona is encouraging states to make sure students who have been hit...

All Englishes Matter

The exclusive or predominant use of inner-circle Englishes in English language teaching (ELT) materials creates and perpetuates myths about...

Apply Now for K-12 World Language Grants

The World Language Advancement and Readiness Grants Program is accepting applications from Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for elementary and secondary programs until May 7, 2021.  Innovative applications for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of world...

Reimaging/Reimagining America’s Oldest Language Association

Last summer’s civil unrest, BLM protests, and the inequities laid bare by the pandemic forced much reevaluation. The teachers of Spanish and Portuguese were no exception. During the quiet periods offered by the pandemic,...

Improving Accountability for English Learners in California

Californians Together, a statewide education advocacy coalition, has introduced a new framework for accountability focused on the needs of English learner (EL) students in California, with the support of 20 organizations including Advancement Project...

Language Restrictions Exacerbate Pandemic Toll

A recently published study is stressing the necessity of accessible multilingual information on public health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The research—published in JAMA Network Open, a journal of the American Medical Association—underscores the...

Call to Delay In-Person English Learner Tests

To protect students who are learning English from being forced into schools for the sole purpose of testing, and to enable parents to withdraw them from testing if they do not feel safe sending...
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Seal of Biliteracy Goes Nationwide

For the first time since its inception, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are or have begun working toward implementing a state Seal of Biliteracy program, according to the recently released 2020...

Advocacy Groups Call to Postpone In-Person Exam for ELL’s

A number of advocacy groups have called on President-elect Joe Biden’s education transition team to amend the requirements for...
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California Set to Boost Education Spend

California’s Governor, Gavin Newsom, is proposing to spend almost $86 billion in his newly released budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, thanks to the state recording a $15 billion budget surplus despite the economic...
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