Bilingualism Matters, an international research and information center, will launch its Chicago chapter on Tuesday, March 19, hoping to bring the science of bilingualism to the wider Chicago community, including schools and parents.
A pair of bills introduced in the Florida legislature would allow English-language learners to take state tests in their native languages, bypassing a key provision in the state's Every Students Succeeds Act plan.
Claiming a city — or a school — is inclusive doesn’t make it so, says Angela Ward, the supervisor of race and equity programs in the Austin Independent school district. Building environments where everyone feels valued and supported takes a commitment to challenging, thoughtful work, she believes. Ward, a Texas native and former teacher, offers professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators, helping them to understand the way their own identities affect how they teach, interact with students, and lead schools. And she works with community organizations interested in equity to represent the interests of students and to build cooperative programs. And her work complements and enhances the district’s efforts to promote social-emotional learning.
Eighteen-year-olds coming into the U.S. can be placed in adult detention centers, apart from their families. One young woman from Honduras was denied entry while her mother and sister were allowed to seek asylum.
Superintendent Victor Capellan announced the creation of a dual language school in Central Falls beginning in fall 2019. Capellan told NBC 10 News that he wants to utilize the diversity of the student body in the city.
House Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced the latest version of their nearly two-decades-long but elusive DREAM Act legislative effort to put millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary protections on a pathway to U.S. citizenship.
Kentucky's Warren County Public Schools constantly battles to find enough qualified teachers for English learner students, and enrollment is showing no signs of slowing.
Bastianich grew up eating farm-to-table meals with her Italian family. After they fled Europe as refugees, she drew on those meals in opening her first restaurant.
Federal prosecutors charged 33 parents, along with two SAT/ACT administrators, an exam proctor, nine coaches and three organizers with involvement in a college admissions fraud scheme on Tuesday.
Since the late 2000s, Arizona has required English language learners to spend hours of their school day, every day, segregated from the rest of the student body in what has come to be known as the English-only language development block. Last Thursday, however, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill that eliminates the four-hour block model and gives districts far more autonomy in how they instruct ELL students in Arizona's public schools. Patricia Sandoval-Taylor, the director of language acquisition services in the Tucson Unified School District, said that quashing the four-hour block, specifically, has been a top lobbying priority for the district in the last few years because the block severely hindered high school ELL students' ability to achieve academically and graduate on time. Under the previous block model, students could not earn content credit and would end up failing or dropping out of school because they were so far behind on credits.