Education

OELA Reorganization Set for January

A slew of educational advocacy organizations, including TESOL, the Center for Applied Linguistics, American Federation of Teachers, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, Joint National Committee for Languages, National Association for Bilingual Education, Hispanic...
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Redefining Inclusive Education

Frances Stetson offers guidance to improve the educational experience for all at-risk students Providing at-risk students and students with special needs with an inclusive learning environment—one in which students receive equitable opportunities for effective educational...

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....

Back and Forth Talk with Adults Improves Language Development Regardless of SES

Study suggests talking with children from an early age could promote language skills regardless of socioeconomic status   Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain...

Trump Ends American DREAMers’ Hopes

Today, the Trump administration announced its decision to end the...

Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in front of her, not on a method, a curriculum, or a plan Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Select the correct tense of the...

Talk, Read, Talk, Write

Nancy Motley suggests a routine for literacy in all content areas Teachers often feel immense pressure to cover too much material in too little time. They work tirelessly to ensure that their students are adequately...

California’s Crossborder Cooperation

Today, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson went to Mexico to meet with leaders of Baja California’s education system, to increase cooperation, and better serve California students who end up attending school...

Volunteering for All the Right Reasons

Volunteers not only help others but are often the beneficiaries of their ‘altruism’ Volunteering abroad isn’t just good for the soul and a great...

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...