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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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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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WIDA News April 2019

The April 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, information about our website feedback survey, information about registration dates for the WIDA Annual Conference, and upcoming WIDA Workshops.

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May 2019 Featured Educator: Sinead Mayo

This month's featured educator, Sinead Mayo, works with Grades K-2 multilingual students in Durham, North Carolina. Sinead is moved to improve the life outcomes of all her students regardless of their background.

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April 2019 Featured Educator: Carly Spina

This month's featured educator, Carly Spina, serves as an EL/Bilingual Instructional Coach for eight schools in the linguistically rich community of Glenview, IL. She was chosen, in part, due to her passion for her students and for social justice.

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Help Inform Bilingual Language Practices

If you are a bilingual educator serving emergent bilinguals in a language program Pre-K through Grade 12, your voice is needed! Please help the Center for Applied Linguistics and University of Wisconsin–Madison learn about how you and your students use language by completing this survey.

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