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What are some of the new education initiatives coming out of Washington, DC? What is happening with legislation affecting K–12, adult education, and immigration reform?

To answer these and other questions, TESOL International Association has invited speakers from the U.S. Department of Education, Migrant Legal Action Program, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other experts to present information on education laws, policies, and initiatives affecting English language teaching and learning.

In addition to federal and state policy sessions, TESOL has organized a series of sessions from the Texas Department of Education, focusing on policies and programs impacting the host state of TESOL 2021.

 

U.S. Policy

U.S. Federal Policy Update
Featuring speakers from TESOL International Association

State Adult ESOL Initiatives and Innovations
Featuring speakers from Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, and Texas

Advocacy Resources in Support of English Language Programs
Featuring speakers from EnglishUSA

The Seal of Biliteracy: Using Heritage Languages as an Asset Learners in the United States
Featuring speakers from TESOL International Association

The Seal of Biliteracy: A College and Career Readiness Tool for EFL Students and Programs Abroad
Featuring speakers from TESOL International Association

Hot Topics and Policy Updates From SEVP
Featuring speakers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education:  Ensuring Access 
Featuring speakers from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

Promoting the Academic Success of English Learners 
Featuring speakers from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition

The Rights of Immigrant Students and ELs in Public Schools
Featuring speakers from the Migrant Legal Action Program

Immigration Policy 101: What Educators Need to Know
Featuring speakers from the Migrant Legal Action Program

Frames, Facts, Stories: Advocating for Results in Adult ESOL
Featuring speakers from the National Coalition for Literacy

Federal Update: English Language Learners in Adult Education
Featuring speakers from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

When Scammers Target Your Students: Tips and Tools for Teachers
Featuring speakers from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

LINCS 101: Community, Courses and Resources for Adult Education
Featuring speakers from the American Institutes for Research

LINCS Online Courses for Teachers – Fast and Free!
Featuring speakers from the American Institutes for Research

An Overview of The Revised U. S. Naturalization 
Featuring speakers from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services