In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers, the US Department of Education has released a resource guide to help educators, school leaders, and community organizations better support undocumented youth, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Aimed at high school and college students, the guide includes an overview of the rights of undocumented students; tips for educators on how to support undocumented youth in high school and college; key information on noncitizen access to federal financial aid; a list of private scholarships for which undocumented youth might be eligible; information on federally funded adult education programs at the local level; and guidance for migrant students in accessing their education records for DACA. In coming months, the department plans to release a resource guide for early learning and elementary school settings.
The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices.
Behind My Mask / Detras de me cubrebocasis a pedagogical tool to engage bilingual youth in conversations around identity and emotions amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Written in English and Spanish, the book includes reflective activities about emotions and promotes the use of masks.
The Bill & MelindaGates Foundation wants to use a multimillion-dollar grant program to remove barriers to algebra—a gateway to higher-level mathematics—for English language learners, students from families in poverty, and Latino and Black students.