Tag: funding

U.S. Announces $37 Million Contribution to ‘Education Cannot Wait (ECW)’

Administrator Samantha Power announced the United States, through USAID and the U.S. Department of State, will contribute an additional $37 million to Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the only global fund for education in emergencies....

Two-Thirds of States Receive Relief Fund Balance

At the end of August, the U.S. Department of Education approved Minnesota’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) plan and distributed the remaining ARP ESSER funds to them. Minnesota’s...
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Cardona Stresses Equity in Rescue Funding

As the Department of Education releases $122 billion directly to states as part of the American Rescue Plan, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona is encouraging states to make sure students who have been hit...

Apply Now for K-12 World Language Grants

The World Language Advancement and Readiness Grants Program is accepting applications from Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for elementary and secondary programs until May 7, 2021.  Innovative applications for the establishment, improvement, or expansion of world...
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Congress Approves Extra $15M for World Languages

On Monday, December 21, the U.S. Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations package, which provided $15m in new funding for the World Languages Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA), in the Department of Defense...

How to Best Support English Learners at Home

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, English learners (ELs), like many students, already faced challenges at school. How to engage and teach ELs when they’re learning from home is another new challenge educators are facing. Beginning...

COUNT ON ME: Complete the #2020Census to Help Inform Billions in Funding

One year ago, Language Magazine introduced COUNT ON ME: Campaign for an Accurate 2020 Census. The campaign was born out of a desire to help ensure that everyone, no matter where they were born...

Guidance Requested on Use of Federal Education Funding for English Learners

The U.S. Department of Education has been asked to provide guidance on the use of CARES Act funding for English Learners (ELs) in K-12 public schools by an alliance of associations: ACTFL, CABE, Californians...

Urge Congress to #FundLibraries

For a fourth consecutive year, the White House budget proposal for FY21 eliminates direct federal funding for libraries. The majority of this funding is provided through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which provides...

LA Strike Sets Tone for Funding, Charters

Weakening of districts and unions through increased “charterization” was at the heart of the dispute As the teachers’ strike in the nation’s second-largest school district (Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD)) with the highest number (over 160,000)...
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