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Celebrate Teachers with Teacher Appreciation!

Image courtesy NEA May 7th National Teacher Day, and May 5-11 is 2019's Teacher Appreciation Week. PTA launched a campaign, #ThankATeacher. They are...

Colorado Senate Embraces Seal of Biliteracy

On the day after Valentine's Day, Colorado’s bilingual advocates received a belated gift from their state senate. The Republican-controlled senate voted in favor of Senate Bill 17-123, the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy by a...

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...

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...

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...
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U.S. Language Capacity ‘Diminishing,’ Despite Need

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has released a report that suggests a “diminishing share” of U.S. residents speak languages other than English, a trend which the academy believes “could have important...

Chicago Pitches Legislation for Bilingual Educators of Color

Illinois state representatives Jesus Garcia and Aaron Ortiz pitched a new legislation on Monday in Chicago to increase the number of bilingual public school teachers of color....
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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...

Dual Language Could ‘Save’ LA Schools

According to speakers at last month’s meeting of Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD’s) Early Childhood Education and Parent Engagement Committee, early dual-language programs may prove to be the best way to ensure a...

Massachusetts Restores Bilingual Education

Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker has signed the LOOK Bill into law which will allow the state’s schools to offer bilingual and dual-language education. According to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, there...
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