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Starting January 2021, Dr. Ernest Morrell joins the Center for Applied Linguistics’s Board of Trustees for a 3-year term. A well-respected leader in the field of English education, the African Diaspora, and Media and Popular Culture, Dr. Morrell brings over a decade of research and writing experience to the board of 12.
- CAL welcomes Dr. Miguel Cardona’s nomination to Secretary of Education.
- “The fact is that more inclusive, culturally relevant content in classrooms leads to greater student engagement and better outcomes for all,” Cardona has said.
- Cardona will work towards the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to triple federal Title I funding
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is seeking non-native English speakers to participate in the field test of a speaking assessment, BEST Plus 3.0.
Starting March 30, the new assessment for Kindergarten English language learners called “WIDA Screener for Kindergarten” will be available for members of the WIDA Consortium