What We're Reading - May 16, 2018
In this week's edition of What We're Reading - dual language programs, cultural responsiveness, reaction to Betsy DeVos, and more. Also, check out the latest episode of our Highest Aspirations podcast - we discuss effective family engagement strategies for ELLs with Harvard Graduate School of Education's Stephany Cuevas.
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Policy and Practice
- Harvard Graduate School of Education's Usable Knowledge has released a valuable set of resources on welcoming newcomers to our schools.
- From Education Week, guest blogger Angela Palmieri outlines seven essential components for successful dual language programs.
- In the final post of a series on DLL data gaps, New America's Janie T. Carnock outlines three key areas for which states need to improve their data collection policies.
- Chalkbeat reports that New York City will add almost 50 new bilingual programs to help support recent immigrants and promote bilingualism.
- Education Week's Corey Mitchell discusses the response to Betsy Devos potentially eliminating the Federal Office of Language Acquisition.
- In a related, more strongly worded piece from The 74, New America's Conor Williams provides his opinion the Trump Administration's plan.
Teaching and Learning
- In EdSource, Ashley Hopkinson writes about the challenges associated with teaching in "superdiverse" classrooms, but also discusses some of the many benefits.
- From Education Week Teacher, Boston K-8 principal Andrew Tuite writes about how schools can leverage community mentors to help English Language Learners connect socially.
- The Washington Post spotlights an excerpt of The ELL Teacher's Toolbox, by Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski. The excerpt focuses on culturally responsive teaching in the ELL classroom.
- New America's Jenny Muñiz reports on New York City's teachers desire for training on cultural responsiveness and the city's proposal to provide it.
- Education Week takes an international perspective by highlighting 9 ways Canadian teachers support their English Language Learners.
- In Edsurge, Donna Neary writes about her successful project-based learning program that helps turn refugees into high school graduates
- From The 74, Caroline Phenicie profiles ESL After the Bell, an enrichment program in Washington DC that helps ELLs thrive academically and socially.
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