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ALAS Leaders in Equity Update - 2/2/23

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Cardona calls for better teacher pay, more multilingualism in speech
The 74
Calling for increases to teacher salaries and greater strides toward multilingualism, but with scant mention of the task of post-COVID learning recovery, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona outlined his department's priorities for 2023 in a speech Jan. 24. Read More
Leaders, it's OK to say "I don't know"
I'll never forget the unexpected compliment I received one day at work. A teacher from my former department was chatting with my current team, telling them: "You know what I like best about Liz? She's the only administrator I've ever heard say, I don't know' to a room full of people." Read More
Promising practices: How to increase school leader diversity
New Leaders
We can do more to systematically improve the strength and diversity of our nation's principals. Here's what our research tells us — and here's where districts and states are making an impact. Read More
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Tired of the same old professional development? Let students lead
EdSurge (Commentary)
I love learning. As a classroom teacher, I always tried to improve my practice by reading academic and practice-based articles, attending trainings and connecting with fellow educators to share resources and troubleshoot challenges. The ability to learn and grow is part of what made teaching dynamic and energizing for me. Read More
Could edtech be the shared language for EAL pupils in the classroom?
Open Access Government
Helen Abell is the Principal at Godolphin Junior Academy (ages 7 to 11) situated in Slough. Over 70% of the pupils at the school have English as an additional language (EAL). Here Helen reflects on how edtech solutions have helped teachers at the school to support EAL pupils as they progress in their studies. Read More
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How computer science education bridges the digital divide
eSchool News
Amid the havoc that the pandemic wreaked on our lives, there were important lessons to be learned. It proved that people skilled with technology could navigate and succeed, and that many of the potential problems of the future could be solved by technology. Read More
How to keep students writing in the age of AI tools
Historically, humanities courses rely on student writing as the product that not only determines the final grade, but also judges the learning experience that students received. Read More
Genes and languages don't always sync
Language Magazine
An interdisciplinary team from the University of Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) has been investigating if language and genes evolved in tandem over the last few thousand years on a global scale. Read More
After early success with English learners, can a district keep its momentum?
Education Week
Elizabeth Alonzo swerved around desks that reached just above her knees. She set up laptops for Katherine Wilson's 2nd graders, so they'll be ready for an online reading test. The students were finishing up P.E. in the gym. All except 9-year-old Jose Perez Juarez, who was meeting with a counselor who works with students new to the country. Read More
Advocates urge lawmakers to pass bill supporting families of English learning students
NBC Connecticut
Advocates for Connecticut's immigrant community were back at the State Capitol recently, this time pushing for equity in education. They are urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would provide more resources to families with students learning English as a second language. "Si se puede!" the group chanted in the Hall of Flags. It means "Yes we can" in Spanish. Read More
A bilingual aide explains the value of representation for English learners
Education Week
According to author Tamika Moore: I heard from a translator at the middle school that there was a job opening. I was on maternity leave so I wasn't working at the time. So I decided to go and ask at the board of education and see what it was about. And they told me that it was a position for one of the elementary schools as an [English-learner] aide. Read More
How to help ESL students improve writing skills
eSchool News
It's a challenge to learn a language, but your ESL students were brave enough to accept it — and you have instruments to help them along the way. Read More
What's the right mindset for teaching English learners? A teacher explains
Education Week
Marlena Young-Jones has taught in Russellville City Schools for almost 11 years. Most of that time was spent as a 2nd grade general elementary teacher. In her last 2nd grade class at West Elementary, all 19 of her students were English learners. After that experience, she wanted to work more closely with these students as an English-as-a-second-language interventionist. Read More
Sr. Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Feb. 2, 2023 | Sacramento, California
Association of California School Administrators
Superintendent of Schools
Feb. 10, 2023 | Green Bay, Wisconsin
Green Bay Area Public School District
Feb. 19, 2023 | Red Wing, Minnesota
Red Wing Public Schools
Superintendent of Schools
Feb. 21, 2023 | Maple Grove, Minnesota
ISD 279, Osseo Area Schools
Director, Communications
Feb. 22, 2023 | Washington, DC
Center for Applied Linguistics
Director of Enrichment
Feb. 22, 2023 | Washington, DC
Capital City Public Charter School
Executive Director
Feb. 26, 2023 | Ocoee, Florida
Innovation Montessori
Feb. 27, 2023 | Hillsboro, Oregon
Hillsboro School District 1J
Commissioner of Education
March 3, 2023 | Lincoln, Nebraska
The Nebraska State Board of Education
March 7, 2023 | Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Chief of Human Resources and Talent Management
March 7, 2023 | Little Rock, Arkansas
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Curriculum Associates: Senior Manager, Spanish Assessment
March 9, 2023 | Remote
Editorial Director Reading Spanish Reading/Language Arts
March 9, 2023 | Multiple Locations Available or Remote
Product Director, Spanish Reading
March, 9, 2023
March 10, 2023 | Aurora, Colorado
Aurora Public Schools
March 14, 2023 | Denver, Colorado
Northfield High School
March 14, 2023 | San Francisco, California
San Francisco Unified School District
Superintendent of Schools
March 14, 2023 | Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Mt. Lebanon School District
March 14, 2023 | New Rochelle, New York
City School District of New Rochelle
March 15, 2023 | Collier County, Florida
Collier County Public Schools
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