Education

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...

A Network of Teachers for Globally Connected Immersion Classrooms

This summer, for the first time, there will be a special event designed to bring immersion and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) educators together. The Inaugural NICE conference will...

States’ Commitment to English Learners Examined

Two reports have been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education which examine the extent to which states’ education plans are in step with guidance established by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with...
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Leveled Readers

The benefits of free, voluntary reading are undeniable, but finding books that are interesting and exciting without being too advanced can be a challenge. This is where...

Community Service

Jason Stricker explains how the Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Project helps create professional learning communities that work Research suggests that one of the main factors influencing student achievement results is the effectiveness of teachers. Research also...

$71 Million for International Studies

The U.S. Department of Education has also awarded more than $71 million in new and non-competing continuation grants to help strengthen the capacity...

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...

What Should Trump Do for Education in the U.S.? Part I

Part I in Language Magazine's series in which we ask key figures in the world of language education what President Trump should do to improve educational outcomes in the U.S.   A Six-Step Plan Stephen Krashen 1. Focus...

Taking the Holistic Approach

Margarita Calderón and Shawn Slakk believe that the whole school is responsible for the success of English learners English learners (ELs) are no longer solely the responsibility of the ESL teacher. The entire school’s staff...

Shooting in the Dark

The administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget seeks to cut the Education Department’s $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13%, while increasing defense spending by $54 billion. The two programs that would suffer the...