CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Richard Ruiz (University of Arizona). His vision and commitment to language learning and equity were unequalled and he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
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Officials with the U.S. Department of Education are reviewing the number and types of tests given to English language learners.
The TIRF 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition is now open and accepting applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to TIRF's research priorities.
The Common Core State Standards were envisioned as a way to measure most of the nation’s students against a shared benchmark, but education experts say political upheaval and the messy reality of on-the-ground implementation is threatening that original goal.
Federal Government Provides Guidance and Resources on Meeting the Obligations to English Learners Under Civil Rights Laws
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice have released guidelines outlining the legal obligations of state and local education agencies to English learner students under civil rights laws and other federal requirements.
The New York City Education Department plans a significant increase in dual language programs offered throughout New York City schools in the 2015-2016 school year.
On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ESEA bill, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan called for a new law that will work to ensure strong opportunities for all students, and protect the most vulnerable.
Read this blog addressing a shift in purpose and use of bilingual education programs.
Research shows that early language learning results in better pronunciation and higher levels of proficiency, as well as cognitive benefits associated with being bilingual. However, the majority of foreign language programs in the United States don’t start until middle school or even high school.
A growing number of families are enrolling their children in immersion schools, where half to all the curriculum is taught in a language other than English. Primary reasons include exposure to diversity that comes with language immersion and fluency in another language gives students the benefit to compete in the global marketplace.