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Joint conference on ELs to be held in DC

On May 8–9, 2023, the National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners at WestEd and the Center for the...

UK: Ministers put £15M towards tackling the decline of foreign language...

Ministers in England have awarded an almost £15m contract to University College London, to help tackle a systemic decline in the number of pupils...

Illiteracy Costs U.S. $300.8 Billion a Year

A new report estimates that illiteracy costs the U.S. approximately $300.8 billion per year. According to the "Economic Cost and Social Impact of Illiteracy" report,...

BRIEF: English Learner Funding Equity and Adequacy in K–12 Education

Introduction In a rural part of northwest Alabama sits Russellville City, a community that has experienced tremendous demographic changes in recent years. These changes are...

Literacy

The Case for Acquired Phonics

Researchers in second language acquisition have hypothesized that there are two very different ways of gaining knowledge of language: acquisition and learning. Learning results...

Resources

Tools for Teaching Transfer between Spanish and English

Sound–Spelling Transfer Kits are now being used in...

Reading Strategies 2.0

The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 is a new, expansive, extensively researched edition of author Jennifer Serravallo’s trusted literacy guide for teachers. Written with today’s...

Seesaw Adds Spanish

Leading learning development platform Seesaw has launched an innovative expansion of its supplemental curriculum to include content in Spanish. With 70% of English learners...

Winter-Themed Minecraft World for Learning English

Experts from Cambridge University Press and Assessment have collaborated with Microsoft to launch a new winter-themed Minecraft world to help children learn English. Gormi’s...

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