Tag: california

Making Good on a Promise to Multilingual Learners

In 2016, California passed Proposition 58, which eliminated subtractive linguistic schooling policies...

Académie Française Rails Against ‘Californisms’

France’s official authority on the vocabulary and grammar of its language has targeted a new threat: “les Californisms.”That’s the name the Académie Française (or in English, the French Academy) has come up with to...

Instructional Audio Solutions for All Students and Educators

Lightspeed, a provider of powerful instructional audio solutions, has released research showing that instructional audio solutions benefit all student groups and educators beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. With mask mandates and social distancing in place...

California Seeks to Expand Bilingual Teacher Prep

California has outlined several goals for its education system, which are rapidly approaching over the course of the next decade. Among these are plans to develop a universal preschool program by 2025, as well...

California Commits $3 Billion to Community Schools Strategy

Last month, California state superintendent Tony Thurmond announced the formation of an advisory board to help guide the work of the California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP), which is being hailed as the largest...

California’s Commitment: Literacy, Biliteracy, and Libraries

I have only one critical comment about California’s Secretary of Education Thurmond’s task force report, “California Commits to Literacy and Bets on Biliteracy,” but after that, I have only praise and optimism. The critical comment:...
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Recommendations for Long-Term English Learners

Ten years after their groundbreaking publication, Reparable Harm called attention to California’s long-term English learners (LTELs), Californians Together has released Renewing Our Promise, a research and policy report by Manuel Buenrostro & Julie Maxwell-Jolly,...
Parent and child reading books together in the library.

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...

Improving Accountability for English Learners in California

Californians Together, a statewide education advocacy coalition, has introduced a new framework for accountability focused on the needs of English learner (EL) students in California with the support of 20 organizations, including Advancement Project...
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California Set to Boost Education Spend

California’s Governor, Gavin Newsom, is proposing to spend almost $86 billion in his newly released budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, thanks to the state recording a $15 billion budget surplus despite the economic...
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