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Every Summer Counts

The largest and longest study of its kind on summer learning programs reveals short- and long-term benefits among students who consistently attended voluntary, five-...

Summer Learning to Help Students Most Impacted by the Pandemic

At the end of April, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launched the Summer Learning & Enrichment Collaborative, providing support to 46 states, the...

Call to Make Portuguese Official Language of UN

Ahead of the celebration of Portuguese Language Day on May 5, Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, said that Portugal is continuing...

U.S. Guide to Exemplary Language Programs Wins $500K Grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to support the efforts of the America’s Languages Working Group in building the Guide...

Literacy

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 ...

Resources

Nominations for 2021 Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame Now Open

Swing Education, a staffing application for substitute teachers, is now accepting nominations for its third annual Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame. The Substitute Teacher...

CARLA Announces Dates for 2021 Summer Institutes

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) has announced the dates for its 2021 Summer Institutes. CARLA Summer Institutes are geared toward...

Get Lit Offering Weekend Classes, Hosting Monthly Open Mics

Get Lit, an L.A.-based non-profit that promotes teen literacy through poetry and film, is offering weekend classes for youths aged 13-19, as well as...

Competition Launches Magical Stories and Virtual Reality Immersion

Last month, over 320 people (on Zoom and YouTube) took part in the 2021 LaunchPad, a Shark Tank-style language education technology competition sponsored by...

Professional Development

FEDELE to Host Digital Event for Teachers and Language Agents May...

The Federation of Spanish Schools as a Foreign Language (FEDELE) has announced that it will host a digital event on May 12 showcasing all...

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