May 2011 Archives

Having school-level instructional teams is one tool that has helped San Diego's Chula Vista Elementary School District succeed with English-language learners, according to a long-time administrator in the district.


The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition is hosting a free webinar on how to teach science to English-language learners on June 7, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.


A White House official said that the Obama administration wants to see school districts move forward in making native-language assessments available for English-language learners.


Two experts on ELLs are among the commissioners appointed to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.


Massachusetts school districts are likely mistakenly identifying many English-language learners as having disabilities when they don't and also are not adequately serving many of those who are properly identified, a report released today concludes.


Over at the Teacher channel, educators are giving advice to a teacher of English-language learners on how to work within some constraints provided administrators that don't seem to show an understanding of the needs of such students.


The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition has put out a call for educators to write about their innovative approaches to educating ELLs in 300 words or less.


New tests for the Common Core State Standards Initiative should pay particular attention to how formative tests designed within the assessment systems can improve outcomes form English-language learners, a researcher from WestEd contends in a paper released this week.


President Obama has carried through on his promise to set up an advisory commission on Hispanic education.


The leaders of the office of English-language acquisition of the U.S. Department of Education are working hard to raise awareness about the needs of ELLs within the department and to build links with school districts across the nation, I gathered from an interview Friday.


The Central Asia Institute wants readers of this blog to know that Pennies for Peace is a restricted fund and the money donated to it has always gone to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


The Central Asia Institute posts a publication that defends how it has handled donations to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


In September, the New York City Department of Education expects to open a new school for English-language learners that has a mission of preparing them to graduate with skills recognized by the graphic-arts industry.


In a speech today in El Paso, Texas, arguing for comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama said "we're going to keep fighting for the DREAM Act."


The federal government is trying to make it absolutely clear that schools must enroll children regardless of their immigration status and that they shouldn't be carrying out any practices that would discourage immigrant families from having their children participate in school.


Learning the Language is taking a break until Wednesday, May 11.


A lot of the talk during the webinar I moderated yesterday about improving literacy for English-language learners involved how to make sure English-language learners aren't "an afterthought" in district's instructional plans.


The field of preschool education is "moving in the right direction" in developing effective tools to assess preliteracy for bilingual youngsters, a researcher said during a forum last week hosted by Princeton University.


Here's a reminder that ELL experts Diane August of the Center for Applied Linguistics and Gabriela Uro of the Council of the Great City Schools will be guests at a free webinar today.


A report on Latino education contains four paragraphs about English-language learners.


The last round of "national conversations" on the education of English-language learners is scheduled for May 9 and 10 in New York City and Charlotte, N.C.


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