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ALAS Leaders in Equity Update. February 16, 2023

Posted Date: 02/20/2023

February 16, 2023

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Bill would extend Family and Medical Leave Act benefits to 2.7M education support professionals
K-12 Dive
A bill to extend the Family and Medical Leave Act's benefit to about 2.7 million education support professionals has been reupped in the new Congress. Read More
A proposed Catholic charter school is new test for religion and public education
Education Week
The application for a new charter school in Oklahoma is, in many respects, similar to others backed by well-organized charter sponsors. It is full of charts and buzz phrases about "an innovative and interactive curriculum," "organized peer interaction," "differentiated instruction," and "whole student supports." Read More
Half of students start school year behind — again
K-12 Dive
Nearly half — 49% — of students began the 2022-23 school year behind grade level in at least one subject, according to a December survey of nationally representative public schools released Feb. 9 by the National Center for Education Statistics. Read More
The pandemic changed teacher recruiting. Here's what it looks like now
Education Week
In March of 2020, just as district recruiters were ramping up for their peak season, in-person job fairs came to a grinding halt. What had long been the main method of attracting and vetting the upcoming year's crop of teachers suddenly was no longer accessible. Read More
How to lead post-pandemic students to thrive after years of isolation
Tech & Learning
School leaders have a responsibility to help students and faculty understand the challenges with post-pandemic learning, and more importantly, the solutions to these problems. Read More
Building a culture of digital innovation with student devices
The Tech Edvocate
Use the expansion of one-on-one programs to foster a culture of technology innovation. Educational technology should no more be optional in a society where online natives are now putting their kids to school. Read More
Racial and ethnic gaps in advanced STEM achievement: 3 takeaways from recent research
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
"Less than 10% of the U.S. STEM workforce is Black or Hispanic," says a recent study by Penn State's Paul Morgan and colleagues, even though they make up 32% of the population. Read More
5 ways to make computer science more accessible to all students
Education Week
There is a persistent income gap between students taking computer science classes in high school and those who aren't. That's a problem because it means a lot of students aren't getting the opportunity to learn skills that are in high-demand in the workforce. Read More
Bilingual students do better on tests than native English speakers.
Lake County Record-Bee
Students who were once English learners but are now proficient in English do better on average on California's standardized tests than students who only speak English. Read More
Can codified gestures help language learners master grammar rules?
A recent study from the Institute of English Language and Literature at Freie Universität Berlin has shown that using codified gestures as a teaching method may make it easier for children and adolescents to understand the grammar rules of a foreign language. Read More
How multilingual couples express their love across languages
The New York Times
"How's your French coming along?" The familiar voice, accompanied by a light tap on my shoulder, surprised me. I turned and saw a former girlfriend, who was born in the Ivory Coast and raised in Paris. Read More
Clarifying the science of reading
Language Magazine
For at least a half-century, there has been a great deal of discussion about how children learn to read. While policymakers, curriculum developers, educational leaders, and those in the media have been using this discussion to drive headlines and policy, reading scientists across the world have been formulating questions and conducting experiments to find answers to specific questions regarding how the human brain learns to read. Read More
Multilingualism: An enrichment for children's lives
News Click
There are more and more children growing up in multilingual environments. Experts say speaking two or more languages helps widen a child's horizons and that there is no one perfect strategy for multilingual education. Read More
Teacher shortage hits bilingual students
The impacts of a teacher shortage across the country are particularly stark for bilingual students and English learners, advocates say. Read More
Multilingualism strong among Europeans, less so among native English speakers
The Brussels Times
The EU's statistics agency Eurostat found that two-thirds of working-age adults (35.4 %) in the EU in 2016 knew at least one foreign language. 21.0% knew two foreign languages, and 8.4% spoke three or more foreign languages.  Read More
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Commissioner of Education
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Superintendent of Schools
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City School District of New Rochelle
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Assistant Principal
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High School Principal
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Middle School Principal
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Elementary School Principal
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Director of Schools
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Chief Executive Officer
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