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.