Education

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...

Florida Seeks Funds for Puerto Rican English Learners

With backing from a slew of Florida lawmakers, bipartisan legislation has been proposed to ensure that the state receives a greater share of...

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,...

Educating English Learners with Disabilities

California Department of Education (CDE) has released the much-anticipated “California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities.” The guide will help with identifying, assessing, supporting, and...

Tailoring Instruction

Digital assessment helps a California district ( SBCUSD ) to adapt to student needs. By 2025, one in four public school students will be an English language learner. As a result, school districts and educators across the...

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....

Budget Cuts Fly in the Face of Education

While boosting defense spending by $54 billion, the Trump administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget seeks to cut the Education Department’s $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13% in the fiscal year starting October....

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...

A Timely Tribute to the Teachers Who Change Our Lives

Richard Lederer recognizes the original influencers One of my favorite newspaper corrections reads: "It was incorrectly reported last Friday that this is T-Shirt Appreciation...

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...