Tag: biliteracy

Creating Pathways for Lifelong Learners

In recent years, a number of states have promoted the creation of pathways to make it easier for secondary students to matriculate into postsecondary institutions. Educational leaders see these pathways as a means to...

Supporting Early Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated in today’s public schools.1 The mastery of these skills—including oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and...

House Passes Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act

This week, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes the Biliteracy Education and Seal Teaching (BEST) Act  – HR 1731 – which would provide support for...

Multilingual Experiences for All Students

How have your experiences prepared you for this role?I’ll begin by sharing this: Many years before I was born, there was a teacher in Texas who stole my inheritance. Through outdated ways of thinking,...

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond to Host Virtual Town Hall to Spotlight Best Practices to...

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond will hold a virtual town hall on Monday, December 6, 2021, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to spotlight promising practices and elevate new ideas that support California’s...

House Offers Support to Seal of Bilingual Education

In what is being hailed as a major step forward for language education across the United States, the House of Representatives voted to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Sept. 24. The...
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California Commits to Literacy Target and Bets on Biliteracy

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has announced an initiative to ensure that not only will every student learn to read by third grade by the year 2026, but that the effort...
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Seal of Biliteracy Goes Nationwide

For the first time since its inception, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are or have begun working toward implementing a state Seal of Biliteracy program, according to the recently released 2020...

Free Workshops for Bilingual Parents in California

In February, Californians Together will be hosting two free workshops for Spanish-speaking parents, community members, and parent organizers of English learners. The workshops are part of a campaign, Alas y Voz, which aims to...

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO The focus of this month’s International Literacy...
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