A growing number of students today are bringing to school a home language other than English. School leaders need to be prepared with essential knowledge to ensure that all students are able to be successful in an English-speaking environment. Discuss Dr. Lori Helman's book Learning in a New Language: A School-wide Approach to Support K-8 Emergent Bilinguals in a summer book club near you—either online or in-person.
The K-12 Omnibus Education Finance Bill became Minnesota law on May 24, 2023. The bill includes the READ Act, which
These changes are monumental and represent a true shift in how our state approaches reading instruction. We congratulate the literacy partners who collaborated with the legislature for five years on these important educational priorities—Decoding Dyslexia MN; The Reading Center-Dyslexia Institute of MN; and the International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch; along with many leaders from HELP and other concerned organizations. THANK YOU for all your efforts!
On May 17, three literacy partners—Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, and HELP—sponsored a private, online viewing of Kareem Weaver's highly acclaimed documentary The Right to Read, followed by a 50-minute panel discussion with MN literacy leaders. Weaver, an Oakland, CA, NAACP activist, calls reading “the greatest civil rights issue of our time.” Hear what seven of your MN colleagues had to say.
HELP and the University of Minnesota Principals Academy invite you to learn more about our important partnership to inform and assist principals and other school leaders in understanding effective reading instruction and the systems needed to support it in their schools.
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