In the News-In the News

CAL shares news and announcements about our organization, staff and work as well as periodically posting links to online news articles that reference information related to our work and mission.

Links outside of the CAL website are provided for informational purposes only, and the opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of the Center for Applied Linguistics.


Can Music Help Children Learn?

June 19, 2019

A study that involved 6- and 7-year-old Los Angeles children shows that early exposure to music boosts their language and reading skills faster than children who are not taught music.

The High Cost of Undercounting

June 7, 2019

Including a citizenship question in the 2020 U.S. Census could lead to an undercounting that would dramatically reduce education funding in some states and school districts, educators say. 

Trump: Unscripted vs. Scripted

January 31, 2019

This article compares the language the U.S. President uses when he gives a scripted speech versus when he is more candid and includes contributions from CAL President, Dr. Joel Gomez.