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Annenberg Institute’s Vue Journal- Issue on ELLs and Innovative Educational Programing

This great resource just came out this month (September 2013). The journal entitled “English Language Learners: Shifting to an Asset-Based Paradigm / Estudiantes del Idioma Inglés: Valorizando los Aportes Que Brindan” focuses on seeing the education of English language learners not as a problem, but an opportunity for innovation and valuing of biculturalism and bilingualism.…

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Dual Language Learning in Early Childhood is Best for Young Children- Study

EDWeek recently summarized the findings from a large research study out of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that looked at the impact of dual language programs in early childhood. Once again the study found that dual language education and learning supports language development (in the child’s first and second language- i.e. English) and…

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Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness Tool: Benefits of Bilingualism

The National Center of Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness and the Head Star Office has developed four practitioner or parent friendly briefs that discuss and celebrate cultural and linguistic diversity. The following is the title: internet security software reviews 2013 1. The Benefits of Being Bilingual Spanish version – Las Ventajas de Ser Bilingue 2. The…

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Guidance for Teachers and Parents on Dealing with the Boston Marathon Violence

The Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Release top antivirus software April 22, 2013 http://www.cec.sped.org and http://www.ccbd.net ______________________________________________________________________ Helping Students Cope with Traumatic Events Tips for Educators Our hearts go out to the victims of the most recent violent attack on the runners and spectators…

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Websites that Support Reading Online in Spanish- Sitios en el Internet que Ayudan en la Lectura

Finally, after looking and looking for educational websites that support literacy in English and Spanish, I found it! My first review of this website is a good one with many literacy options for teachers,students, parents. I love that it has many books in English and Spanish including many informational texts as well as many other…

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Dual Language-Two Way Spanish-English School nominated for a Edvestors School on the Move Award!

A Boston dual Language school, the Joseph J. Hurley K-8th School in the center of Boston, gets selected as one of the three finalists from 128 schools in the district for its growth in students achievement from 2007-2012. This is the second dual language school selected by the prestigious EdVestors philanthropic investment firm in Urban…

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How can Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) support English Language Learners with and without Disabilities?

How does RTI affect affect English language learner (ELL) students who are already receiving ELL pull out supports? Are we still providing Tier 2 interventions in addition to the ELL class? This response recently posted on the RTI Action Network is summarized below: In her response Dr. Claudia Rinaldi provides recommendations to help teachers working…

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