The Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. February 19th marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year for 2015. It is the longest public holiday in China and is observed by Chinese communities worldwide.
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Congratulations to Jim Bauman, former CAL staff member, who received the 2015 Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Linguistic Service Award for exemplary volunteer service.
Read the blog post by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who states that Federal lawmakers should replace No Child Left Behind with a new and better law.
Delaware is making a statewide push to expand immersion education and to recruit and retain language teachers.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Richard Ruiz (University of Arizona). His vision and commitment to language learning and equity were unequalled and he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
Officials with the U.S. Department of Education are reviewing the number and types of tests given to English language learners.
The TIRF 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition is now open and accepting applications from qualified doctoral candidates for proposals related to TIRF's research priorities.
The Common Core State Standards were envisioned as a way to measure most of the nation’s students against a shared benchmark, but education experts say political upheaval and the messy reality of on-the-ground implementation is threatening that original goal.
Federal Government Provides Guidance and Resources on Meeting the Obligations to English Learners Under Civil Rights Laws
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice have released guidelines outlining the legal obligations of state and local education agencies to English learner students under civil rights laws and other federal requirements.
The New York City Education Department plans a significant increase in dual language programs offered throughout New York City schools in the 2015-2016 school year.