Tag: early education

Approval of SEAL

Sobrato Philanthropies, funded through the real estate successes of the Sobrato family in Silicon Valley, has developed an innovative pre-K to third-grade capacity-building program for teachers to address the needs of English learner (EL) students, specifically Latino ELs. The Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) model is a replicable model of professional development and program design aligned with Common Core...

Early Language Key to School Success

Kim Echart of the University of Washington News reports on a new study which shows that early use of words and grammar determines overall student success A new study indicates that children’s language skills in kindergarten predict their performance in other areas, including math and reading, throughout school. Not only...

Arabic for America

Carine Allaf outlines the benefits and challenges of learning Arabic at K–12In a highly globalized world, in which country borders are increasingly permeable and the migration and movement of peoples is becoming the norm, language and cultural competencies are ever more essential.However, less than 10% of Americans speak a language other than English, but 75% of the world’s population...