Tag: educationpolicy

Setting a New Federal Agenda on English Learner Education

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With the beginning of a new presidential administration earlier this year, some language activists and thinkers believe 2021 could be a pivotal year for education policy surrounding English learners (ELs). New America, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on innovation in public policy, recently published its own agenda for increasing the federal government’s provisions for ELs. “Historically, ELs have been...

Ed Fest 2021: Through Adversity WE Are Stronger Together

The Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS) and the National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE) are hosting a free four-day virtual event March 9-12, 2021 to highlight accomplishments of the past year and set the stage to tackle top education issues in the year ahead. The conference, “Ed Fest 2021: Through Adversity WE Are Stronger Together,” takes...

California Set to Boost Education Spend

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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 woes of the pandemic. “The investments we choose must help our schools urgently and immediately recover from this crisis and accelerate learning for the students and...

English Learner Slated to Lead U.S. Education

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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...

And Justice for ELs

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A Leader's Guide to Creating and Sustaining Equitable Schools by Ayanna Cooper September 2020 | 152 pages | Corwin And Justice for ELs is a resource every school leader must read right away—for that matter, keep within arm’s reach because you’re certain to refer to it constantly. Ayanna Cooper, editor of Language Magazine's Pass the Mic series and a former U.S....
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