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The nation heads back to school with new worries about safety
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In Boston, the public schools have asked the police to step up visits to elementary schools throughout the day. In Denver, psychologists and social workers were prepared to visit students. Schools in New York City were encouraged to review safety measures, which include posting security officers in lobbies and requiring identification from all visitors. And the Chicago school district urged principals to conduct lockdown drills, with reminders to stay low, keep quiet and turn off classroom lights. Parents, teachers and school administrators in Newtown, Conn., confront the most immediate and raw tasks of helping children respond to the horrifying killings of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. More

Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!!
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Local contact: Nilda M. Aguirre at or (225) 209-0224
What: 42nd Annual International Bilingual Education Conference
Where: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
When: Feb. 7-9

Dear NABE members,

Mark your calendars — NABE is pleased to invite you to be a part of Bilingual Education: Magic Happens!! NABE's 42nd Annual Conference will be held at the Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Feb. 7-9. This event is to bring awareness to the magic behind Bilingual Education. It will be a week filled with educational speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, music, raffles, prizes, demonstrations, cutting edge presentations of all sorts and so much rich research, best practices in dual language and bilingual education, the new education wave on common core state standards, ESEA flexibility waivers, special interest group research and more.

Keynote speakers for this event include Dr. Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Dade County Public Schools, Dr. Kenji Hakuta, professor from Stanford University, Dr. Ofelia Garcia from the Graduate Center City University of New York and Dr. Andrew Cohen from University of Minnesota.

We are thrilled to have with us featured speakers Dr. Catherine Snow, professor from Harvard University, Dr. Laurie Olsen, director of the Sobrato Early Academic Literacy Program, Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, executive director from Californians Together, Dr. Jim Cummins from Ontario Institute of Education, Tony Miller, deputy secretary from DOE, and Okhee Lee Salwen, Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth and Lixing (Frank) Tang from NYU Steinhardt, N.Y.

See attachment for more information on the conference or visit the NABE website:

Click here to view the NABE 2013 Conference Schedule at a Glance.

Click here to view NABE's Special Interest Groups for 2012-2013.

Preparing language teacher educators to meet national and global needs
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May 30–June 1
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Designed for practitioners and researchers involved in the preparation and ongoing professional development of language teachers, LTE 2013 will address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in many national and international contexts in which this takes place including: English as a Second or Foreign Language instruction; foreign/modern/world language teaching; bilingual education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages.

CALL FOR PAPERS — Submission deadline is Jan. 10 More information about the conference can be found on the NCLRC website.

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LULAC and Time Warner Cable bring broadband access to Hispanic communities across the country
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LULAC and Time Warner Cable will join efforts in order to provide Latino communities across the United States access to broadband. Through LULAC's Empower Hispanic America with Technology initiative, TWC will increase the number of technology centers that currently have computer equipment and free broadband access. The new computer equipment will be installed in LULAC community technology centers located in Lincoln, Neb.; Youngstown, Ohio; Laredo and El Paso, Texas. More

Latino Education & Advocacy Days
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LEAD Summit — March 27
At theCampus of California State University, San Bernardino Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center. With live online global webcast, TV/Radio Broadcast, and Virtual Classroom.

Unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School
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Words fail. Our hearts are broken. Only deeds matter after tragedy takes away our children and the adults who teach and care for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. President Barack Obama spoke to the nation about this morning's heartbreaking events. More

Learning foreign languages triggers brain growth
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In the Swedish Academy of young translators, new recruits study a crash course in complex languages. It is not only about military discipline: specialists discovered that intensive study of foreign tongues stimulates the growth of the hippocampus and causes changes in other structures of the brain. Learning languages also helps in preventing Alzheimer's disease. More

New student-poverty measures proposed for national tests
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Aiming to get a clearer picture of how students' home and community resources affect their academic achievement, America's best-known K-12 education barometer, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, is building a comprehensive new way to gauge socioeconomic status. The new measure, being developed by the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics, is intended to look beyond a traditional measure of family income to a child's family, community and school supports for learning. More

New policy for young immigrants creates paperwork deluge
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In the six months since a new law opened a path to temporary legal status for some young immigrants in the U.S., more than 300,000 people have applied — and have rushed to request qualifying documents from their schools. The law, Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, offers legal status, renewable every two years, to people ages 30 and younger who were brought to the country as children. Applicants must prove they were in the U.S. for five consecutive years — something most easily achieved through school transcripts. More

How will the fiscal cliff impact education funding?
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Education and politics in the U.S. are far from strangers, and the current ruckus in Washington over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is making no exceptions. With tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in January if lawmakers and the president fail to reach a debt-reduction deal, education providers are being forced to plan for tighter budgets. In many cases, that would mean jobs lost and reduced services for students. More

Connecticut schools report card reveals Black-Latino graduation gap
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Two-thirds of black students, but only half of Hispanics, graduated from Connecticut's Wilbur Cross High School in four years. That was one piece of new information that emerged as the state released grades for all Connecticut public schools. The overall graduation numbers weren't new; they came from the Class of 2011. But the breakdown was new. And it revealed a new twist on the popular term "achievement gap." More

Schools aim to help English language learners learn faster
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Imagine trying to read and solve math problems in a school where you don't speak the language of your teacher and classmates. That's the challenge facing roughly 65,000 students in Minnesota, or 8 percent of the student population, who are learning English as they go through the school. Despite some recent improvement in their test scores, English learners, whose numbers are growing, perform far below the state average in reading, math and science. Only slightly more than half graduate high school in four years. More

24 education technology terms you should know
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If you're a teacher or administrator who has been to an educational conference or sat in on a product demo featuring the latest classroom innovation, you know that the intersection of schools and technology is littered with buzzwords. From mLearning to mobile apps to asynchronous instruction, the ed-tech landscape is equal parts high-gloss marketing and roll-up-your-sleeves instruction. In the face of increased pressure to improve student performance, how can K–12 educators cut through the promotional hyperbole and put the focus where it should be — on classroom improvements? More


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