Budget cuts, low enrollments, and teacher shortages mean the country is falling behind the rest of the world.
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TIRF Announces New James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts
TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – has established the James E. Alatis Prize for Research in Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts in 2015 to honor the contributions TIRF Trustee Emeritus James E. Alatis made to the field as an outstanding educator and leader.
In this commentary, the author states that the benefits of language learning extend beyond acquiring fluency.
Illinois district seeks ways to serve trilingual community.
School-within-a-school helps to meet immigrant students' needs.
Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide funding to public schools interested in creating Native American language immersion programs.
Making languages popular, visible and accessible can help Native American tribes reinvigorate language and cultural lessons.
CAL will continue to sell the current version of BEST Plus, which is authorized by OCTAE for use through June 30, 2016.
Once the notice of BEST Plus 2.0 approval is published in the Federal Register, CAL will begin the transition to BEST Plus 2.0. We will work closely with programs to make this transition as easy as possible.
The challenge of helping students learning English become fluent quickly enough so they can learn other subjects, pass state tests and prepare for a life in the U.S. is increasingly common across Central Indiana.
In a 7-year study where half the students are ELLs, setting a school-wide goal of improved writing skills and using a genres-based instructional method improved the performance of EL students on state and internal assessments.