Tag: california

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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...

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...

The Multilingual Paradigm in California

The idea of asset-based and responsive education coined in the ELA/ELD road map is a key element in well-designed and effectively implemented dual-immersion programs. It is widely understood that the language/s spoken, developed at...

Tell California Lawmakers that Translators and Interpreters are PROFESSIONALS

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) is asking all language professionals and business leaders to urge the state’s legislators to include a simple four-word amendment ("professional translators and interpreters") in the professional services...

Latinos Make Up Majority of Admitted Freshmen to the University of California for the...

According to preliminary data released Thursday by the University of California, Latino students will make up the majority of the University of California's freshman class for this upcoming school year. For the first time...

Toolkit to Highlight English Learner Progress

In response to renewed calls to strengthen programs for English Learners in California, the Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University and Californians Together have created a set of resources to...
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California Moves to Narrow Digital Divide

California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today the creation of a new task force to close the digital divide for California students who lack access to resources such as internet connectivity and...

California Receives $37.5 Million Literacy Grant

In November, the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a $37.5 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant which will allow for the expansion of current literacy efforts statewide over the next five...

Beginning Bilingual

Approaches to training dual-language preschool teachers in California For the first time, this fiscal year the California Department of Education awarded $5 million through the Dual Language Learners Professional Development Grant to six organizations to...
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