Education

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Emphasizing the Needs of Hispanic Students

The Florida Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (FL-ALAS) helps to transform educational institutions across the state of Florida by seeking to ensure that the educational needs of all students are met, with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino youth. FL-ALAS also supports the Florida State Statue 1003.42 (p), which mandates curricular inclusion of “the study of…

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Most Four-Year Schools Drop Admission Tests

A recent FairTest tally finds that more than 1,600 four-year schools will not require students to submit ACT/SAT scores to be considered for fall 2022 enrollment. Therefore, more than two-thirds of the 2,330 bachelor-degree institutions in the U.S. should have in place admissions policies which are generally regarded as more inclusive to minority students, including…

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House Committee Supports Seal of Biliteracy

The House Committee on Appropriations has affirmed its support for implementing and providing funding for Seal of Biliteracy programs across the U.S. in its draft report for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations for fiscal year 2022. “The Committee recognizes that State Seal of Biliteracy programs, adopted and implemented in more than 80%…

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Federal Statement in Support of International Education

The U.S. Departments of State and Education have issued a Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education, with support from the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security, to encourage the sector to recover and build back better after the prior administration’s restrictions on student visas and the pandemic-induced shutdowns. The statement is the…

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Beyond Crises: The Reawakening of Classrooms

It’s summer 2021 and as educators, we might be thinking beyond crises and concentrating on the extent to which the transformation of our practices of the recent past will have a lasting impact on teaching and learning. As our classrooms reawaken, having a schoolwide plan or a theory of action (a hypothesis that projects what…

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Debating the Digital Divide

Yaritza was suspended in seventh grade for punching a boy in the nose. He had called her a dull-witted donkey, not quite in those words.Luckily, her seventh-grade teacher—who was also the debate coach—recognized her spark of Latinx magic and showed her how ideas can be mightier than fists. She learned to challenge the veracity of…

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Rebuilding a Diverse Edustructure

For some Americans, the federal government investing a single dime in education is considered an overreach of power and an insult to the Constitution, which lays out that the responsibility for all functions not assigned to the federal government, like education, remains with the states. However, over the last few decades, there has been a…

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Young, Bilingual, and Black

Students at the summer performance celebration I know I can (I know I can)Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)If I work hard at it (if I work hard at it)I’ll be where I wanna be (I’ll be where I wanna be)–Nas, “I Can”  Where can you find dual language English/Haitian Creole…