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Public charter school for migrant farmworker families plans to open in Mulberry
A dual-language charter school primarily for the underserved children of migrant farmworkers is expected to open in August in Mulberry, according to leaders of the school's operator, Redlands Christian Migrant Association.
How one school gets English learners to read by third grade
At Frank Sparkes Elementary, words fly everywhere. On a recent Monday, kindergartners sang and danced as they learned about the silent e that changes other vowel sounds.
Joanna Ho shares why kids need more AANHPI children's books
After her son was born eight years ago, Joanna Ho, a former educator, said she had trouble finding children's books featuring Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander characters. This drove Ho to become an author herself.
‘A quiet problem’: Many NYC schools lack librarians
After New York City’s public libraries last week averted deep cuts that would have significantly reduced hours, some parents and educators are raising alarm about the state of libraries in the city’s public schools. The nation’s largest school system, with 1,600 schools, has roughly 260 certified school librarians, education department officials said.
Listening Is the Key to Teaching English-Learners How to Speak
This post continues a series on how teachers can encourage English Language Learners to oral skills.
Understanding the Sharp Drop in History and Civics NAEP Scores: 4 Things to Know
Civics and U.S. history scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress were released yesterday, showing significant declines for 8th graders in both subjects.
While ‘Diverse’ Books Remain Under Siege, a New Collection for Kids Celebrates Latino Stories
The new Rising Voices series, while differing somewhat depending on grade level, contains books created by Latino authors and illustrators. Maria Armstrong, executive director of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, says that book publisher Scholastic pitched her on the idea for Rising Voices and invited her to be a mentor for the project’s development.
Woodstock kindergarten teacher is ‘just pure joy’
Janet Moritz teaches the sounds of letters, the value of numbers and how to recognize shapes and colors in her dual-language kindergarten class at the Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center in Woodstock School District 200. But it’s the way she runs her classroom that makes her stand out, parents, staff, students and administrators have said.
A Conversation with Meg Medina
In this episode, we speak with Meg Medina, a Newbery Award-winning author and the current Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
As summer approaches, a wake-up call on child drowning deaths. Here's what you should know
As summer nears, here’s what parents should know about unintentional drowning among children and how to prevent it.