Podcast and Article: Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?


It probably has a lot to do with SES and parent educational background, as well as the availability of L1 communities.  What do you all think?  Read more in Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why? 

at http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/09/15/545629043/research-shows-spanish-speakers-take-longer-to-learn-english-why?sc=tw


Teaching About the US Hispanic Heritage Month? Find Tons of Materials Here


Access this site to get to a number of original resources and lesson plans in English language for use in your classrooms https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/lpb-educator-guides/?utm_source=pbsedu&utm_medium=pbsedu,%20stationsocial,%20email&utm_campaign=days_2017#.Wbgsx9OGPUI


28 Tweets That Capture the Struggles of Latinos Who Aren’t Quite Fluent in Spanish


Fun readings providing insights: http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/latinos-struggles-speaking-in-spanish/?rfb

An Example of School Advocacy: Dr. Broady Update


Find here an article about one of my former students whom I trained and her amazing activities in her school. Also, I am very grateful for crediting me and one of my publications with inspiring her to start a new initiative with immigrant families.

It is a proud teacher moment for me! http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/bourbon-county/article166319872.html

The book discussed in the article:


US Demographics: Here’s Why The Census Started Counting Latinos, And How That Could Change In 2020


Interesting considerations that could foreshadow changes:  http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/08/03/541142339/heres-why-the-census-started-counting-latinos-and-how-that-could-change-in-2020

Stay Informed: Update on Latino/Hispanic Trends in the USA


Find a number of important facts here:  http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?e=8d17063fc5&u=434f5d1199912232d416897e4&id=c2ac4fadfd

The Latest Data Updates on USA Immigrant Populations, April 2017


Great data on important ESL/immigrant groups.  Example: Mexicans are NOT the largest population of unauthorized immigrants.  Find the publication at http://mailchi.mp/pewresearch/w8zd23u60n?e=8d17063fc5

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