October 7, 2020 Building an Equitable System for DLLs in the California Master Plan for Early Learning and Care As the state copes with the profound shocks of COVID-19, civil rights uprisings, and the constant threat of environmental devastation, California must recapture the forward-looking optimism that was building before the pandemic. [...]
Remembering Ruby Takanishi (1946 ─ 2020) It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our founding board member, and longtime dual-language learner advocate, Dr. Ruby Takanishi. The early education leader and research pioneer passed away peacefully earlier this month. [...]
September 25, 2020 Elevating Urgent Needs of Young Dual Language Learners and Their Families During COVID-19 Everyone is feeling the impact of COVID-19 as the country grinds through yet another month of abnormalcy, with low-income and communities of color bearing the brunt the most. [...]
September 21, 2020 Closing the Learning Divide for Young DLLs during COVID-19 and Beyond As data on the pandemic continue to roll in, it's clear that the pandemic's burdens are not shared equally. It is increasingly evident that California’s families of color--the state’s linguistically [...]
July 27, 2020 What Does it Really Mean to Support English Learners in the Time of Coronavirus? By Joanna Meadvin & Jennifer Diehl When schools across the globe were forced to close in the spring, educators scrambled to adapt their resources to best meet students’ [...]
[OAKLAND, Calif. – June 26, 2020] – As California leads the way to protect our families and uphold our values in response to COVID-19, it is more important than ever for us to come together and share resources to ensure all of our students, particularly Dual Language Learners and English learners, thrive.