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2020

$10 Million Grant to Move Middle and High School Instruction Beyond Language

$10 Million Grant to Move Middle and High School Instruction Beyond Language

July 2, 2020

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the University of Houston (UH) a multi-year, $10 million grant to establish a national research and development center for English learners at the University’s Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES). The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is one of six other key investigative partners subcontracted by the UH to provide outreach and leadership support, including hosting an annual conference to build the national, regional and local infrastructure in disseminating and encouraging the adoption of research-based policies.

What K-12 Schools Can Do with Congressional COVID Funding

What K-12 Schools Can Do with Congressional COVID Funding

June 1, 2020

The CARES Act, part of Congress's coronavirus relief package, set aside $13.2 billion specifically for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Now, school districts are weighing what to do about their school budgets for the upcoming school year: 

How can the funds be used? What limitations are there? And how much does each state get?

CAL President Provides Updates on COVID-19 Developments: May 19, 2020

CAL President Provides Updates on COVID-19 Developments: May 19, 2020

May 20, 2020

What CAL staff is doing day-to-day demonstrates courage and provides hope to our community. We will persevere through these unprecedented times and emerge stronger, more connected and better prepared for a changed world. [...]

I am not in a rush to have staff transition back to work at CAL headquarters. I will continue to evaluate the situation about work at the CAL facility and make any necessary adjustments as needed.

President & CEO Updates Staff on COVID-19 Developments: May 2020

President & CEO Updates Staff on COVID-19 Developments: May 2020

May 7, 2020

"...Without hesitation, CAL Staff have mobilized to help to our community. And you are making a huge impact.We are giving a clear message to the field that CAL can be counted on as a go-to resource during these challenging times...It is not an exaggeration to say that what you are doing is giving people is hope."

“Bilingualism is Our Shared Identity”

“Bilingualism is Our Shared Identity”

April 21, 2020

On Monday the Center for Applied Linguistics in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico announced the release of hundreds of free Spanish language educational materials for language teachers across the United States. 

CAL Special Event on March 12, 2020 – Virtual Access for Panel Discussion

CAL Special Event on March 12, 2020 – Virtual Access for Panel Discussion

March 10, 2020

CAL Special Event on March 12, 2020 – Virtual Access for Panel Discussion. 
Please join CAL for a virtual panel discussion on the Hegemony of Monoglossic Ideologies in U.S. Education on March 12, 2020, at 11 am – 12:15 pm EST.   Interested participants can access the events virtually via the information listed below.  On-site registration is full.