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House Passes Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act

This week, the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that authorizes the Biliteracy Education and Seal Teaching (BEST) Act  – HR 1731 – which would provide support for...

Unifying Language Acquisition with Literacy Instruction for Language-Minority Students

Lexia Learning, a company specializing in structured literacy, recently convened a roundtable on a subject that has been given considerable attention in Language Magazine over recent years, “Unifying...

Hindi Conflict Reignites in India

The conflict over whether or not India should have Hindi as its national language has once again ignited after the Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah recently said that people belonging to different...

L’Embrace

With the celebration of la fête nationale, or Bastille Day, as it is generally referred to in English, on July 14th, in many towns and cities in the US like Piermont, NY, we may...

Portuguese Museums Rise North and South

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth is in the planning stages for a new Museum of the Portuguese-Speaking World to be constructed at the campus, which the center’s director Dr....

New Network Launches to Consolidate US Spanish Media

Last month, Latino Media Network (LMN), a media company focused on content creation, talent incubation, and distribution across multiple platforms, announced its formation. Founded by social entrepreneurs Stephanie Valencia and Jess Morales Rocketto and...

The Science of the Bilingual Reading Brain

“We are plural. The I is an illusion: bilinguals know this, they are hybrid like the words inside them, surprised halfway on the translation path.” (Jurgenson, 2014, p. 115). Yes, we have always been and...

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Science of Reading Inclusion

According to more than 25 years of research by the National Institutes of Health and Studies at Yale University, Dyslexia affects one in five people1. The American Academy of Pediatrics2 states that dyslexia is...

A Road to Reading

We have learned the past 20 years, through cognitive science research, that over 90% of students can learn to read at grade level by third grade; however, the Nation’s Report Card in 2019 reported...
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