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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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November 2019 Featured Educator: Lori Menning

Lori Menning is the English Learner, Bilingual-Bicultural and World Language Consultant for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 6 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She is a strong advocate for language learners at the local, state, and national level.

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WIDA News October 2019

The October 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, an announcement about Advancing ATELLA: Alternative ACCESS Redesign project, information about the WIDA School Improvement System, upcoming professional learning events and more.

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October 2019 Featured Educator: Sheila Hickman

This month’s featured educator, Sheila Hickman, is a high school ESL teacher in New Jersey. She was recommended by her district’s Social Studies Department Chair who describes Sheila as a highly effective, innovative advocate for English Language Learners.

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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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