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Program News for Bilingual Education & English as a New Language

April 19, 2017
In light of recent federal immigration-related actions that have created fear and confusion in New York and across the country, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia reminded school districts of their duty to comply with existing state and federal laws that ensure the rights of immigrant children to attend New York’s public schools without fear of...
April 19, 2017
OBEWL is making available a set of Topic Briefs on ELL/MLL best practices prepared by Aida Walqui and others at WestEd, "a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad." Dr. Walqui has had a long and successful career in the development of teacher expertise to work with...
February 15, 2017
This webinar provides an overview of the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener for Math.
December 2, 2016
The Parent Guide to Understanding the NYSESLAT Score Report is now available.
October 27, 2016
The Interactive Translation PenPal Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) Toolkit is the first technologically based solution to enhance appropriate identification of English Language Learner (ELL).
October 27, 2016
The Comprehensive English Language Learner Education Plan (CEEP) will replace what was formerly known as the Commissioner’s Regulations (CR) Part 154 Comprehensive Plan.
October 27, 2016
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.
October 27, 2016
In September of 2016, the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages released the Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS) as part of the valuable resources designed to support districts and schools in the identification of Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). The MLS is a state-wide diagnostic tool that was created to determine SIFEs' literacy levels in...