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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'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!

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WIDA News is sent once a month – with occasional "extra" editions during busy times – to educators, administrators and early childhood program leaders in WIDA Consortium member states and subscribers in non-WIDA member states.

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WIDA News March 2019

The March 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, a research brief on long-term English learners, information about registration dates for the WIDA Annual Conference, the Client Services answer of the month and more.

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March 2019 Featured Educator: Luis Javier Pentón Herrera

This month's featured educators, Luis Javier Pentón Herrera, primarily teaches ESOL newcomers, literacy, and critical reading classes to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade multilingual learners. He was selected, in part, because of his effort to make personal connections with his students and their guardians.

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WIDA News February 2019

The February 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Fellows Nominations, information about our summer academies, and the answer of the month from our Client Services team.

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February 2019 Featured Educator: Jori Ruff

This month's featured educators, Jori Ruff, works with Kindergarten through Grade 5 multilingual learners in Baraboo, Wisconsin. She was selected, in part, because of her dedication to raising achievement for all students by providing support to teachers in a coaching capacity and through professional development.

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Call for Nominations for WIDA Fellows

WIDA, in collaboration with the International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education (ICMEE), announces a call for nominations for the first class of WIDA Fellows. In establishing these fellowships, WIDA and ICMEE formally acknowledge the invaluable role of exemplary teachers of bilingual and multilingual learners in advancing the field in collaboration with professional development and research partners.

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WIDA News January 2019

The January 2019 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Annual Conference last call for proposals, information about our new language-focused family engagement workshop, the question of the month and more.

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January 2019 Featured Educator: Alma Maldonado

This month’s featured educator, Alma Maldonado, works with K-5 multilingual learners in Dinwiddie, Virginia. She was a multilingual student herself and her experiences motivate her to help the students and families in her community.

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WIDA News December 2018

Announcing our call for proposals and reviewers for the 2019 WIDA Annual Conference, a new Focus Bulletin on language-focused family engagement, new reports from the ALTELLA project, and information about customer service holiday hours. 

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December 2018 Featured Educator: Angela Thoen

This month's featured educator, Angela Thoen, works with Grades 5-6 newcomers in Austin, Minnesota. She was selected because of her collaborative approach to newcomer education and the growth mindset she brings to her school.

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WIDA News November 2018

The November 2018 edition of WIDA News includes our Featured Educator, WIDA Annual Conference wrap-up and call for proposals, STEM for ELLs expanded outreach, the question of the month and more.

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