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Comanche Nation Charters Dual-Language Academy

The Comanche Nation has begun enrolling students in the Comanche Academy Charter School in Lawton, Oklahoma. The charter school with include instruction in both English and the Comanche language Numunu. According to the Academy’s website, A Comanche-centered education combines the mind, body and spirit. The mind (cognition) cannot be separate from education for the body….

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AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World” at 9:30-11:00 am EDT Wednesday, September 23.  This AERA-OECD webinar will examine priorities and planning for education research at a time when education and learning face…

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Summary of U.S. Educational Aid Package

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocates $13.5 billion for K-12 education through a stabilization fund, of which at least 90% is intended for school districts through the Title I aid formula, including serving English-language learners, and the rest of which can be used for most educational purposes. The package also…

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Celebrate International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education and this year, the theme is “Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.” In an open letter, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay said, “Because, now more than ever, we need to mobilize. UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Education, is issuing a call…

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Getting Personal

Nick Gaehde and Liz Brooke discuss Lexia Learning’s solutions for diverse classrooms and tell us what to expect next Daniel Ward: We’ve gone through a period of ten to 15 years where everybody expected certain things from technology. It’s delivered different things to a certain extent and it’s going in different directions. We haven’t got…

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Progress on Migrant and Refugee Education Worldwide

Undocumented children are unable to go to school in South AfricaUNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring Report, Migration, displacement and education, shows that the number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world today has grown by 26% since 2000 and could fill half a million classrooms. The Report highlights countries’ achievements and shortcomings in…

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Senate Bill Counts Coding for Language Requirement

At the end of last month, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the Coding Opportunities and Development for Equitable Students (CODES) Act, a new competitive grant program for local education agencies (LEAs) that would be housed within the National Activities Fund (NAF) at the U.S. Department of Education. The proposal has the…

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Children of Immigrants Better Off in North America

According to a new comparison by the OECD, “entrenched disadvantage is less common among the children of immigrants in North America” than in Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. “Children of immigrant parents in North America have labour earnings that are either indistinguishable (U.S.) or higher (Canada) than those of the children of natives,” according…

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Early Language Key to School Success

A new study indicates that children’s language skills in kindergarten predict their performance in other areas, including math and reading, throughout school. Not only does a child’s use of vocabulary and grammar predict future proficiency with the spoken and written word, but it also affects performance in other subject areas. Language, in other words, supports academic…

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Society-wide Benefits of DACA

According to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has had a “significant impact” on the educational outcomes of undocumented immigrant youth, including a 15% increase in high school graduation rates, an extra 49,000 Hispanics obtaining a high school diploma, a 45% drop in teenage motherhood,…