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 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN

Dear NABE members:
NABE
The NABE Journal for Research and Practice is accepting manuscripts for publication until Aug. 31. Volume 5 will be published in time to coincide with the 43rd annual NABE international conference to be held in San Diego, Feb. 12-15.

Please follow the steps below:

1. Send your manuscripts to: Xin Wang and Mariella Espinoza-Herold.

2. Visit the Journals' website.

3. Check out the guidelines for submission here.

Thank You,
The National Association for Bilingual Education


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Eva Helwing Memorial Scholarship
NABE
The purpose of the NABE Eva Helwing Memorial Scholarship is to provide support to university students pursuing a career in bilingual education. Eva Helwing was an advocate for dual language and a groundbreaker in developing today's popular dual language programs at many schools in Chicago. She was the first principal of the Inter-American Magnet School in Chicago, which she led from 1985 to 2005. The applications will be reviewed by the NABE Board. The 2014 award amount is $2000. The José Martí Scholarship will contribute $1000 of the $2000 scholarship. The entire award will be sent to the recipient's postsecondary institution as a tuition contribution. The scholarship award will be announced during the annual NABE 2014 conference.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  kinderKALENDARS®: Playful, elegant, educational, relevant

One-of-a-kind bilingual calendars for children that teach animals, colors, numbers, and basic phrases every day. Calendars feature innovative packaging, vocabulary ‘recap’ pages, and pronunciation guides. Perfect for classrooms, administrative offices, and home use. Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, and Spanish editions (all with English). kinderKALENDARS®: products for bilingual kids that speak to everyone.
 


LATINO AMERICANS
PBS via NABE
LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. Led by Emmy Award-winning series producer Adriana Bosch and narrated by Benjamin Bratt, the LATINO AMERICANS series portrays how unique and diverse Latino cultures are, and yet how much they all share through a powerful identity, their Latinidad.
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 INDUSTRY NEWS


Apps for English language learning: Photo apps for customized learning content
By Beth Crumpler
The first article of this series was an introduction to photo-editing apps for instructional support. This second article covers the use of photo apps for creating customized images in learning content. Learning content can be created by instructors for lessons and for homework. Creating customized images using photo apps can enhance your instructional content. Images are much easier to modify and customize using a photo app compared to using a computer.
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  Help Denver change the future

At CMS Community School in Denver, CO we need educators with a passion for developing bi-literate, multicultural students. A dual-language school located in Southwest Denver, we are striving to help Spanish-, Vietnamese-, and English-speaking students learn and excel in Spanish and English. Learn more about the opportunities at CMS here.
 


Review: For young ELLs, learning in 2 languages best
Education Week
Instruction in English and in a child's home language in the preschool and early elementary years leads to the best outcomes for the youngest dual-language learners, both in terms of academic-content achievement and as English-language proficiency, a new research review and policy brief concludes. In fact, evidence suggests that total immersion in English in the preschool years for students who speak another language at home leads to a loss of their first language, as well as lower academic achievement in the long run, writes Linda M. Espinosa, an early childhood and dual-language expert. This latest review — which is an update to a policy brief that Espinosa wrote five years ago — draws on newer evidence about young dual-language learners to counter what the author calls "common myths" about these students.
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Learning English in 'virtual classrooms'
SBS
Sitting in a classroom and taking directions from a teacher may still be considered the normal way of learning, but the internet is continuing to change the way education is being delivered. The expansion of the National Broadband Network is also allowing a growing number of new migrants and refugees to access English language lessons away from a formal classroom.

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PARCC releases additional guidance on ELL, special education students
eSchool News
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of two assessment consortia developing next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, has released a manual detailing how students with disabilities and English language learners will be accommodated in the computer-based assessment.

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Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism
The Telegraph
Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.

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English learners face many lessons at school
The Associated Press via Omaha World-Herald
Imagine the first day of school, when you don't even know the language on the wall signs that could guide you to your classroom. That's what faced scores of new students who began their classes in Lincoln, Neb. The Lincoln Public Schools had more than 2,100 English language learners last year. The designation is given to students from other countries who can't speak English proficiently. There were 53 languages among those 2,100-plus students. This year's figures aren't yet available.
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Learning English in 'virtual classrooms'
SBS
Sitting in a classroom and taking directions from a teacher may still be considered the normal way of learning, but the internet is continuing to change the way education is being delivered. The expansion of the National Broadband Network is also allowing a growing number of new migrants and refugees to access English language lessons away from a formal classroom. Peggy Giakoumelos reports. For new migrants and refugees, acquiring or improving their English remains a priority on arrival. How this is done depends on a range of factors such as finding the time outside of work and personal responsibilities to study and attend classes.
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Study: Students split by language
The Associated Press via The Brownsville Herald
When public school teachers return to classrooms this month, they know one of the biggest challenges they'll face is the growing number of students who will speak little or no English. The proportion of students who need extra attention and schooling because of their limited language skills has been growing for years, adding to the workload of teachers who have seen per-student spending by the state slide over the past five years.
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California upends school funding to give poor kids a boost
Texas Public Radio
As the school year begins, districts in cities such as Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles have not gone on a hiring spree. But they might soon. California has revamped its school funding formula in ways that will send billions more dollars to districts that educate large numbers of children who are poor, disabled in some way or still learning to speak English. It's an approach that numerous other states, from New York to Hawaii, have looked into lately. But none has matched the scale of the change now underway in the nation's largest state.
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Native languages must be saved, educators say
The Salt Lake Tribune
Over several years, Native American educators and Utah tribal and state leaders have collaborated on a program offering Navajo and other native students courses on their own language, culture, history, government and character development. It is a way for students who may know little about their heritage to learn a language and culture that are inseparable, says Clayton Long, bilingual education director in the San Juan School District.
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GAO finds: Many charters not reporting English learners
Education Week
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office has found that over a third of charter schools in 2010-2011 did not report the number of English language learners in their data collections for the federal government. About 37 percent of the data collected from charter schools left the field where the number of ELL students was to be recorded blank, the GAO found. And while a blank field could mean that the charter did not have any ELL students, because of the high number of blank fields, the GAO suspects that it is a result of nonreporting instead.
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New school year means more funding for kindergarten, ELL
KTVN-TV
Even though school started for the rest of the grades last week, this is the first week of class for kindergartners. This year most of the classes are full-day instead of half-day — and they're quite a bit smaller. This year the Nevada Legislature approved a bill that allocated extra funding for full-day kindergarten. That means that classes went from as many as 36 children down to 20 or 21 in schools like Echo Loder Elementary School.
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