Californians Advocate for English Language Learners

Californians Together, a nonprofit advocacy group that petitions for equitable education for all, has recently published an article promoting Highest Aspirations,  a podcast series, spearheaded by ELLevation Education, that our readers may be interested in following. This podcast series engages in discussion about English Language Learners (ELLs), bringing in educators and students, researchers and policy … Continue reading Californians Advocate for English Language Learners

The Necessity of Culturally Responsive Teaching

In a recent article published by The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit academic resource, discusses how culturally responsive teaching has become a necessity in our increasingly globalized world. Penned by Louis Volante, of Brock University, Christopher DeLuca, of Queen’s University, and Don A. Klinger, of University of Waikato, this article considers on teacher recruitment, assessment, … Continue reading The Necessity of Culturally Responsive Teaching

Small State, Big Opportunity

Providence Journal recently published an opinion piece authored by Rabia Hos, an assistant professor of education at the University of Rhode Island, and Erin L. Papa, an assistant education professor at Rhode Island College. This opinion piece advocates for the expansion of dual language programs into the state of Rhode Island with respect to upcoming … Continue reading Small State, Big Opportunity

Relearning the Mother Tongue: Experiences of Adult Heritage Language Learners

A recent publication by CNN, co-authored by Jane Carr and Jhodie-Ann Williams, pays tribute to multilingual and multicultural speakers from all over the world. The article titled “I fell in love with this language… on ‘Sesame Street,’” discusses globally submitted stories by avid readers who share everything from how they learned a second language to … Continue reading Relearning the Mother Tongue: Experiences of Adult Heritage Language Learners

The 2019 National Teacher of the Year To Be Announced

Teacher of the Year is desirable recognition that only a few teachers ever receive. This year, we recognize the immense success of all teacher candidates and wish to spread their accomplishments to our fellow educators. Every year, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments … Continue reading The 2019 National Teacher of the Year To Be Announced

Education Week’s Leaders to Learn From: Angela Ward of Austin, Texas

Every year, Education Week publishes “Leaders to Learn From,” a document that acknowledges the most successful educators nationwide. This year, Angela Ward, the Supervisor of Race and Equity Programs for a school district in Austin, Texas, has made the list in recognition for leadership in cultural proficiency. In a supplementary article titled “Confronting and Combating … Continue reading Education Week’s Leaders to Learn From: Angela Ward of Austin, Texas

Bilingual Education News from Arizona

A recent publication from Tucson Daily Star, penned by writer Brenna Bailey, discusses a new substantial change in bilingual education in the state of Arizona. Arizona, like many states in the U.S., had explicitly banned bilingual education for students who were not already fluent in English. Instead, Arizonian school districts promoted a four-hour English immersion … Continue reading Bilingual Education News from Arizona

Sights, Smells, Sounds: How the Languages We Speak Influence What We Can Describe

Sophie Hardach, writer for BBC News, has recently written an article about how one’s language reflects the senses one uses. A recent global study suggests that “whether we mainly experience the world by seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or feeling varies hugely across cultures,” and such partiality is reflected in our language. The study was comprised … Continue reading Sights, Smells, Sounds: How the Languages We Speak Influence What We Can Describe