News

keyboard closeup with news button and globe

Sign up to receive news from WIDA

Stay informed about WIDA news and events! WIDA offers several options for members and non-members alike.

News Signup

person writing in notebook and holding microphone

Newsroom

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.

Contact the WIDA Newsroom at news@wida.us.

teacher leaning against window frame in school hallway

Nominate an Educator

WIDA's Featured Educator is a monthly feature article that highlights classroom, district, or state-level educators who are making a difference in the lives of multilingual learners. Nominate an outstanding colleague today!

Conversations with Tim: A growing international consensus on educating multilingual learners

August 3, 2020

In this edition of Conversations with Tim, Tim partners with Jon Nordmeyer, who directs WIDA’s international programs, to discuss a Bell Foundation report they contributed to on international strategies for ensuring equity in multilingual schools.

Read more

WIDA announces 2020-2021 WIDA Fellows cohort

July 30, 2020

WIDA celebrates a successful first year of the WIDA Fellows program and welcomes new and returning WIDA Fellows for 2020-2021.

Read more

Successfully start off the school year with tips for distance learning

July 29, 2020

As teachers, students and families gear up for a return to distance learning, Samuel Aguirre, director of WIDA Español, wants to make sure that those who work with multilingual learners have the tools and resources they need to promote academic success.

Read more

Conversations with Tim, WIDA Founder and Director: Students' home languages as assets

July 9, 2020

In his new monthly column, WIDA Founder and Director Tim Boals shares a colleague’s perspective on the importance of students’ home language.

Read more

WIDA Early Years welcomes Wisconsin as its newest member state!

July 8, 2020

WIDA announces that the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families joins the WIDA Early Years network. Find out more about the network and its members in the full article.

Read more

Preparándose para el nuevo año escolar: destacando la experiencia estudiantil, la diversidad lingüística es crítica

July 8, 2020

Ahora que maestros y la administración educativa comienzan a prepararse para el año escolar 2020-2021, en respuesta a los eventos de los últimos meses, los expertos de WIDA Español sugieren que el tener en cuenta las experiencias de los estudiantes y la comunidad, al igual que valorar la diversidad lingüística, es clave para el desarrollo de los estudiantes.

Read more

Preparing for the new school year: emphasizing student experience, linguistic diversity is crucial

July 8, 2020

As educators begin to plan lessons and unpack these last few months in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, WIDA Español experts say that taking into account students’ home and community experiences and linguistic diversity is key.

Read more

July 2020 Featured Educator: Karen Weigle

July 7, 2020

Karen Weigle is an ELL teacher and bilingual coordinator at Turquoise Trail Charter School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Karen teaches students in grades K-5 and is in her ninth year of teaching.

Read more

WIDA News June 2020

June 8, 2020

The June 2020 edition of WIDA News includes an article about WIDA's Annual Board Meeting, an interview with June's Featured Educator, information about the launch of the Advancing ALTELLA website, new resources for families to help multilingual learners with disabilities, and more.

Read more

June 2020 Featured Educator: Madison Leech

June 4, 2020

Madison Leech is an ELD Specialist and content teacher at John Barclay Elementary School in Warrington, Pennsylvania. This is Madison’s fifth year at Barclay.

Read more