Education

California Sued for Literacy Failure

  Yesterday, a group of students, parents, and the advocacy organizations CADRE and Fathers & Families of San Joaquin, represented by Public Counsel and Morrison & Foerster, filed suit against the State of California, the...

Report Challenges California’s System for Identifying English Learners’ Needs

.Study of local plans identifies key improvements to fix the system   Californians Together is releasing a new report today entitled Masking the Focus on English Learners. The report questions the efficacy of California’s accountability system for...

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...

Diverse Classes Boost Collaborative Skills for All

Exposure to diversity in the classroom tends to be associated with better collaboration skills., according to the first OECD PISA assessment of collaborative problem solving, and girls are much better than boys at working...
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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...
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$20 Million in Federal Grants for ELL Teacher Development

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition...

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,...

Cuba Educational Policy Reversal Condemned

President Trump has announced a new executive action restoring restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, "I am canceling the previous administration's completely one-sided...

Help Your Students Slide Up, Not Down, Over the Summer

During the summer months, young children lose literacy gains made during the school year, a phenomenon known as “summer slide.” The most important thing...

Focus on Student-Centered Learning

In Future-Focused Learning: Ten Essential Shifts of Everyday Practice, published by Solution Tree, author Lee Watanabe-Crockett details how educators can shift instruction to focus on student-centered learning competencies to...