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English Learner Slated to Lead U.S. Education

Portrait of Miguek Cardona
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Connecticut Education Commissioner Dr. Miguel A. Cardona to replace Betsy DeVos as the next Education Secretary. Cardona, whose heritage is Puerto Rican, reportedly spoke very little English when he started school, but went on to earn an MA Ed. in Bilingual Bicultural Education before moving on to educational leadership. Cardona spent the first...

Sociocultural Competence in Action

Close up of three college friends standing in the street with arms around each other. Cheerful boys and a girl wearing college bags having fun walking outdoors.
Dual-language bilingual education (DLBE) programs, at the core, are about serving students who have been linguistically and culturally marginalized in U.S. schools (Izquierdo and Medina, in press). However, it is also important to understand that as DLBE has increased in popularity, the ideas of equity and social justice as focal points have been lost in translation for some who...

AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World” at 9:30-11:00 am EDT Wednesday, September 23.  This AERA-OECD webinar will examine priorities and planning for education research at a time when education and learning face uncertainty and dislocation. In this...

IES Announces Research Grant Competitions

The National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research at IES released seven funding announcements for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021). All Application Packages will be available on June 11, 2020.Letters of intent (optional but encouraged) are due June 11, 2020.The Application deadline is August 20, 2020. Education and Special Education Research Grants Education Research Grants: This...

Why AI is Not the Future of Education

There has been an incredible rise of AI in the field of education in the past decade. Proliferation of smart technology has touched many schools, universities, and even kindergartens. For example, in Great Britain, schools have implemented robot teachers to deal with staff shortages, while in Irvine Unified School District, kids are wearing 3D glasses to study science. Chalkboards,...

What Is the Future of Literacy Education?

According to National Center for Education figures, about 30 million adult Americans are functionally illiterate (https://nces.ed.gov/naal/). Clearly, there is room for improvement when it comes to literacy education, and for educators tasked with teaching America’s K–12 students to read, technology can be a powerful tool to bridge the gap between yesterday’s methods and today’s students. In this interview, Daniel...

Summary of U.S. Educational Aid Package

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocates $13.5 billion for K-12 education through a stabilization fund, of which at least 90% is intended for school districts through the Title I aid formula, including serving English-language learners, and the rest of which can be used for most educational purposes. The package also includes a $3 billion...

Celebrate International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education and this year, the theme is "Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace." In an open letter, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay said, "Because, now more than ever, we need to mobilize. UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Education, is issuing a call for action - action...

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 Day was Literacy and Multilingualism, to tie in with the UN’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages and the 25th anniversary of the World Conference...

Box Tops for Education now offering an app

Box Tops for Education is now offering an app that allows users to scan their store receipts and earn money for local schools. The Box Tops program, which was founded by General Mills in 1996, allows consumers to collect box tops from participating products and send them to their child's enrolled elementary or middle school. Schools then send the...
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