As a record number of undocumented children from Central America flows across the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian, federal officials are scrambling to provide basic services to these youth.
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Article by Libia S. Gil, Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition
This year the nation will commemorate two historic actions taken to protect equal rights: the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act.
We are left with an important question: Has the promise of Brown and the Civil Rights Act been fulfilled?
Five separate assessment groups are asking school districts and students to test drive an array of new exams designed to measure students' command of the common-core standards.
Immigrant families often struggle to take advantage of early-childhood education opportunities, a new report from the Migration Policy Institute finds.
WASHINGTON -- You know a native New Yorker when you hear one, but what about someone who grew up in D.C.?
In the last few years, dual immersion programs have taken off across the country, said Julie Sugarman, senior research associate at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Several hundred programs were created during the 1990s, many of them in Spanish, and more recently the model has expanded to more languages, she said.
Written by CAL staff members Francesca Di Silvio, Anne Donovan, and Margaret Malone, this paper explores how the language development of students of Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian related to student and host family perspectives on the homestay experience.
Millions of American crowded televisions sets to watch the Super Bowl, an annual sporting event so synonymous with American culture that Le Monde, a French newspaper, dubbed it "the other 4th of July." During the game, Coca Cola ran this minute-long spot featuring a variety of people singing "America the Beautiful" in a variety of languages.
CAL has revamped the CAL Store website to enhance online security and our order management and fulfillment services through a new partnership with an ecommerce management company. We are committed to making this change as easy and seamless as possible for our customers. We have developed a web page that provides more details.
This paper by CAL foreign language education consultant Nancy Rhodes, based on interviews with leaders in the field of early language education, identifies important lessons about the successes and challenges of elementary school language teaching learned over three decades, from 1980 to 2010.