March 29, 2021 English Learners (ELs) are Best Served by Research on ELs, not Reading Wars As various states, including California, Colorado and Tennessee, move new state reading and literacy policies forward, we at SEAL are noticing a trend that concerns us deeply. There is an overemphasis on a standardized, [...]
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. [...]
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’ [...]
March 30, 2020 6 Key Considerations for Supporting English Learners with Distance Learning By Heather Skibbins We find ourselves in unprecedented times as the COVID 19 pandemic has shut down our schools for an indefinite amount of time. As educators, we are [...]
Dear Friends, It is an exciting time for English learners in the State of California. We have a new Governor who committed $2.4 billion to early childhood and a new State Superintendent who believes in investing in English learners.