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Apr. 24, 2019 | JNCL-NCLIS Newsroom

In line with the United Nations' declaration to make 2019 The Year of Indigenous Languages, the Senate passed a resolution to recognize and honor the successes of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women. S.Res.100 specifically highlights Tewa linguist and teacher Ester Martinez for her contributions to the revitalization of the Tewa language.

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Apr. 22, 2019 | Language Magazine

Addressing the bill’s significance and impact on English learners and teachers, Representative Langevin explained, “As the number of English learners continues to increase across the nation, this bill will provide crucial resources to ensure the teachers of tomorrow are equipped with the necessary skills to help them succeed academically. English learners have enormous potential, and I am excited to work with leaders like Senator Cortez Masto and Congressmen Espaillat and Hurd to ensure these students can thrive.”

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Apr. 15, 2019 | Chalkbeat
 Two new studies paint a divergent picture of whether teachers unions contribute to better schools .

One finds that states with stronger unions saw more of the money earmarked for education actually reach classrooms, which in turn helps student learning.

Another shows that weakening unions in Wisconsin led to increases in the share of college students training to be teachers, potentially reducing teacher shortages.

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Apr. 17, 2019 | Diverse Education (FL)
A s public discourse increases around issues of equity getting into college, succeeding there and landing a good job after, some researchers are studying racial disparities in often-overlooked areas such as study abroad .

White students are the overwhelming majority of American college students who travel internationally to study at some point during their college education, an adventure that personally enriches, adds an impressive line to a resume and often translates into academic cache before graduation.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

WASHINGTON, DC -- The 2019 Annual Conference features the third ALC Leaders Forum on Capitol Hill. Plan on attending the full day on May 1 to be part of impactful discussions and problem-solving on the worker classification issue. The Association of Language Companies (ALC) is back in D.C. to reconvene crucial discussions around federal policy and regulatory issues facing the industry. Then, get the chance to meet with Congressional offices and Executive Branch agencies with jurisdiction over relevant issues. Read more about the event.
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PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

You are invited to join us in exploring this important topic with national leaders in research, practice, and policy who will share their perspectives on why developing language and literacy skills in English plus other languages is critical in today’s learning environment.

Featured speakers will include leaders from federal agencies, Congress, educators, parents and students. Read more and register!
The Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (GWATFL) will hold its Spring Conference for World Language Educators on   April 27, 2019  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at National Cathedral School Washington, D.C., United States In case you are interested in presenting a table, please click here
We are incorporating more breaks in the schedule dedicated to the exhibits´ area during this upcoming conference. For further information on the event, please visit our website. Read more

Deadline: July 5th
Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. EHLS trains advanced English speakers to be effective communicators and strong candidates for federal jobs.

All EHLS participants receive a  full scholarship  from the  National Security Education Program (NSEP)  that includes tuition and a living stipend.

June 10-11, 2019, University of Utah Campus
Presenters: Carl Blyth (UT Austin) and Anne Lair (University of Utah)
 
The FLLITE project, a collaboration of COERLL (University of Texas at Austin) and CERCLL (University of Arizona), helps teachers to bridge the language/literature divide by developing their own literacy lessons as open educational resources (OER). Rather than focusing on canonical literature, FLLITE lessons focus on the poetics of everyday language (e.g., conversations, letters, blogs, YouTube videos, etc.). in brief, the goal of this workshop is to help foreign language teachers develop original materials based on authentic texts that promote language awareness and communicative abilities through the integration of reading, listening, speaking, and writing tasks.

Participants can receive 1 graduate-level college credit but must attend both days. Sponsored via a Language Resource Center grant. Read more about how to sign up!

The 6 th  Annual Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference at American University will be held on Saturday,   October 12, 2019. The Coalition of Community-Based Language Schools is a nationwide initiative established to support, guide, and promote the interests of community-based heritage language schools and organizations across the United States. Registration will open in June. Read more .
FEDERAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
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