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Are you a media professional looking for a story idea? Would you like to gain insight into the latest multilingual learner research and trends? The WIDA Newsroom is here to connect you with our elite team of education experts and help you uncover new content for your next article or post.

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WIDA News February 2020

The February 2020 edition of WIDA News includes an interview with February's Featured Educator, a news release about a $4 million U.S. Department of Education grant recently received by WIDA, an update on the WIDA ELD Standards 2020 Edition, and information on the WIDA School Improvement System. 

 

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February 2020 Featured Educator: Anna Levy

Anna Levy is an EL teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. Anna teaches eighth grade.

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News Release: WIDA Receives $4 Million to Support Multilingual Learners with Cognitive Disabilities

Educational tools and resources for assessing a small but important group of students, multilingual learners challenged with the most significant cognitive disabilities, now will become reality thanks to a $3.998 million U.S. Department of Education grant.

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WIDA News Extra January 2020

The January 2020 edition of WIDA News Extra includes an interview with January's Featured Educator, a last call for WIDA Conference proposals, and information about WIDA professional learning opportunities in 2020.

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January 2020 Featured Educator: Gwendolyn Quadri

Gwendolyn Quadri is an ESL specialist at West Lee Middle School in Sanford, North Carolina. Gwendolyn is in her ninth year of teaching and fifth year at West Lee.

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WIDA News January 2020

The January 2020 edition of WIDA News includes reminders about the WIDA ELD Standards public input survey and the proposal deadline for the 2020 WIDA Annual Conference.

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WIDA News December 2019

The December 2019 edition of WIDA News includes an interview with December's Featured Educator, a reminder about Standards Public Input Survey, a New Focus Bulletin on Oral Language, upcoming professional learning events and more.

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December 2019 Featured Educator: Barbara Kwan

Barbara Kwan is an ESL teacher for K-5 students at Horace Mann Elementary School in Newton, Massachusetts. Barbara has taught English language learners in Newton Public Schools for over seven years and is in her third year at Horace Mann.

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News Release: WIDA Seeks Input on English Language Development Standards Edition 2020

WIDA is developing a 2020 edition of its English Language Development Standards. At this stage in the process, WIDA seeks input from the public to help ensure the standards serve as an important tool for the multilingual community.

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WIDA News November 2019

The November 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, a reminder about Standards Public Input Survey, WIDA MODEL Field Testing, upcoming professional learning events and more.

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