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10 Remarkable Recent Picture Books

One of my most favorite formats in the world of children’s literature is the picture book. Picture books are wonderful for many reasons, including their beautiful illustrations, succinct and powerful storytelling, and overall versatility in the classroom.

Most homeless students are doubled-up. What does that mean?

Public schools across the U.S. have found that around one million children are experiencing homelessness, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Not all those students, however, live in homeless shelters or are on the streets — most of them are “doubled-up,” a term used to describe children and youth ages 21 and under living in shared housing, such as with another family or friends, due to various crises.

Lancaster County educators release book designed to help teach English language learners

Students could see increased academic growth in reading and language skills if parents, teachers and community members pick up the strategies detailed in a newly published book by two Lancaster County educators. “Bolstering Vocabulary with Teacher Talk in the Classroom,” published Dec. 30, 2022, by Routledge, offers strategies for building vocabulary in elementary English language learners.

New grant enables Indiana Wesleyan University to fund ELL licensure for teachers

Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global is excited to partner with the Indiana Teachers of English Language Learners (I-TELL) Project to provide a pathway for English Language Learners Licensure in the state of Indiana. Through a grant from I-Tell, current teachers can use I-TELL scholarships to English Language Learners Licensure at IWU for free. This partnership will eliminate the financial burden of ELL Licensure for Indiana teachers and help respond to the high demand for ELL teachers across the state.

New language program to benefit older immigrants at Jones Library 

Older immigrants to the region, including those without English skills and a formal education, will benefit from development of a new curriculum for a program that will be housed in the long-running English as a Second Language Center at the Jones Library.