Tag: educators

Feds Remind Educators of ELL Obligations

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The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) have released joint guidance reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English language learner (ELL) students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.“Four decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Lau v....

Gaza Demands Educators’ Support

A summer break with little to do represents tedium for young, energetic bodies. That’s why AMIDEAST has  partnered with the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem to offer Camp Discovery for the past eight years, providing a fun-filled, enriching learning experience during summer for Palestinian children, mostly from refugee camps.  Contrast this with the devastation of much of Gaza soon after camp ended...

Common Core Rattling Educators, ELL Teachers Unprepared

Survey says most educators feel unprepared for CCSS, especially ELL teachers.As students return to school from the Summer break and districts scramble to prepare for the full administration of the assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a new survey shows that teachers are feeling less confident about CCSS than ever. Teachers of English language learners (ELLs)...