Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

tlchargement_bd0b1b2b4b6d307009444fb975f36c6fNational Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 14th through October 15th.  Here are some selected teaching resource links for your perusal:

PBS Learning:  Diversity in Latino Culture

National Heritage Month Website

Resources from NEA

 National Writing Project Resources

Smithsonian Learning Lab:  Understanding the American Experience

Hispanic Heritage Month:  Official Site

Colorin-Colorado:  Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

Alpha-Best: Five Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Public Comment on English Proficiency Benchmarks

kdefgrvd_400x400The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is soliciting public comments on draft guidelines for the use of benchmarks toward attaining English proficiency through Friday, Sept. 21.

The draft guidelines include information on the English learner benchmarks (annual targets toward attaining English proficiency), guidance designed to help districts implement and understand the benchmarks, and an English Learning Success Template for districts to use as a resource to assist students who have not met their benchmarks.