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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 September 2019

The September 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA MODEL Awareness Week, information on the WIDA School Improvement System, upcoming professional learning events, and more!

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September 2019 Featured Educator: Marie Hennemann

This month's featured educator, Marie Hennemann, is an ESL teacher for grades K-6 at Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School in Frederiksted, USVI.

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WIDA News August 2019

The August 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Screener Awareness Week, information on the WIDA School Improvement System, upcoming professional learning events, and more!

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WIDA News July 2019

The July 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, the release of the 2019 WIDA Guiding Principles of Language Development, professional learning opportunities, WIDA website and Secure Portal updates, and more!

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August 2019 Featured Educator: Deborah White

This month's featured educator, Deborah White, is an ESL teacher for grades K-2 at Noel Primary School in Noel, Missouri. 

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WIDA News June 2019

The June 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA spring cleaning, an introduction to the WIDA School Improvement System, upcoming professional learning opportunities, and much more!

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July 2019 Featured Educator: Sandra García de la Noceda

This month's featured educator, Sandra García de la Noceda, is the Dual Language Coordinator for Cholee Lake Elementary in the Palm Beach School District in Florida. She trains and is responsible for finding materials that are rigorous and interesting.

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New Search and Resource Library Features

The WIDA Web Team is pleased to announce that, based on significant user feedback, we have made several upgrades to search functionality on the public WIDA website.

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June 2019 Featured Educator: Brenda Hamel

This month's featured educator, Brenda Hamel, works as an ESL/Bilingual Resource Teacher (BRT) for 3rd through 5th grade English Learners (ELs) in Madison, WI. She has taught for 30 years across all grade levels, including adults.

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WIDA News May 2019

The May 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA spring cleaning, an announcement about the Keynote Speakers for the 2019 WIDA Annual Conference, upcoming professional learning opportunities, and much more!

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