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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the University of Houston (UH) a multi-year, $10 million grant to establish a national research and development center for English learners at the University’s Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES). The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is one of six other key investigative partners subcontracted by the UH to provide outreach and leadership support, including hosting an annual conference to build the national, regional and local infrastructure in disseminating and encouraging the adoption of research-based policies.
Civil rights lawyer, Peter Roos, who was recently featured in Education Week, sat down with CAL to speak about his time arguing to the Supreme Court, including the 1982 landmark decision, Plyler v Doe. In the interview, Roos offers hopeful advice for the next generation of education and equity advocates.
A first step in this direction is to add our name in support of Black Lives Matter. It is a small step, but it communicates our clear position on the significance of the issues before us.
The CARES Act, part of Congress's coronavirus relief package, set aside $13.2 billion specifically for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. Now, school districts are weighing what to do about their school budgets for the upcoming school year:
How can the funds be used? What limitations are there? And how much does each state get?