An Arizona middle school's seventh-graders, who recently sent care packages to newly arrived refugee students from Sudan, Syria and Congo but who now live in their state, recently received thank you letters.
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Students at a dual language school in Washington have launched a bilingual school newspaper through an after-school club.
Some students at an elementary school in Canada are participating in a pen-pal exchange with peers in France.
A newcomer's program for recently immigrated English language learners is being credited for helping to decrease drop-out rates in a New York state school district.
One California school district has hired many new noncredentialed bilingual instructional assistants to help with the influx of refugees coming into the area from places such as Syria and Afghanistan.
Educators in some Illinois schools are encouraging students to make more practical use of the language they are learning to help them achieve proficiency.
Registration is now open for the 2017 CABE (California Association for Bilingual Education) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
CAL and the AELRC at Georgetown University are currently conducting a study that looks at the perceptions and needs of teachers who have taught heritage language learners.
Researchers have found that people who learn a second language later in life are more likely to engage in synesthesia - or sensory or cognitive experiences that are automatically triggered by another - than people who are natively bilingual.
Some rural North Dakota school districts struggle to provide services to their small, fluctuating populations of English language learners.