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A Focus on Equity: Examining the Center for Urban Education Tools

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

The Annie E. Casey Foundation defines equity as ‘the state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial, and fair.’ The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. It is helpful to think of equity as not simply a … Continue reading

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The Rise of Adjunctification: From Surviving to Thriving

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Adjunctification is on the rise in institutions of higher education across the United States. This is not a new phenomenon; colleges and universities have been steadily relying more and more on the underpaid labor of part-time, nonbenefited faculty. As tenured … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Program Models for ELs: Let’s Check and Reflect

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Very rarely do the words evaluation or audit invoke happy, anticipatory emotions. Evaluation of English language programs is a necessary and helpful part of assuring equity for English learners (ELs). The topic of this blog is about resources available to … Continue reading

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Diversity ≠ Inclusion: Avoiding Segregative Practices With ELs

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Often, school communities and workplaces pride themselves for being diverse. I don’t doubt that such pride is valid. We are diverse in many ways. However, lately, diversity has become equated with inclusion—and this is concerning. Diversity does not mean or … Continue reading

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Committed to Serve in 2020: Supporting ELs Who Opt Out

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

Students identified as English learners (ELs) who opt out, waive services, decline to participate, or simply just say “no”: These are the students we’re going to talk about today. As EL advocates, we often focus on students who participate in … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Basics: Avoiding Civil Rights Violations (Part 2)

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

In a recent conversation, a colleague asked me a number of questions about supporting schools with various program models in place for their English learner (EL) population. In an effort to provide appropriate language support, we often ask simple questions … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Basics: Avoiding Civil Rights Violations (Part 1)

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

It is the middle of summer in the United States and for some school districts the 2019–2020 school year has already started. Welcome back! For others, it will be starting soon. This blog, the second in a series dedicated to … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Sandra Zappa-Hollman

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this ESP Project Leader Profile, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Sandra Zappa-Hollman, who was introduced to me by another ESP project leader, Ismaeil Fazel. Her story is an inspiring one of bringing together … Continue reading

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