News

10 Things to Take Away
From the TESOL Advocacy
and Policy Summit

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
policy summit feature art

By BETTE EMPOL and JUDITH O’LOUGHLIN —We were CATESOL representatives at the 2015 TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summit held June 20-21, 2015, in Washington, DC. John Segota, associate executive director for Public Policy & Professional Relations, TESOL International Association (TIA), and director of the annual Advocacy and Policy Summit, asked us to write a blog
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Transitions: Merari Weber Earns EdD From USC

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
image of Merari Weber jumping for joy in front of Tommy Trojan statue at USC after defending her dissertation

By BARBARA LUTHER —Merari Weber, adjunct assistant professor of ESL at Glendale Community College, completed her doctoral studies at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education in May and was awarded the degree Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration on Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies (TEMS). Her dissertation, titled The
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Transitions: In Memory
of Kareen Kjelstrup

Sep 29th, 2015 | By
Kareen Kjelstrup, in memory of, for feature shot

Sad news: Kareen Kjelstrup, senior western regional manager for Cambridge University Press, died on June 10, 2015. In addition to the 11 years she worked for Cambridge University Press, she also worked for other ESL publishers, including McGraw-Hill Contemporary, Oxford University Press, and Michigan University Press. Kareen was a wonderful publisher’s representative. Having been an
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Education Foundation Sends 5 Awardees to Regionals

May 19th, 2015 | By
Margaret Teske and stipend awardee Ian Baecht

—As part of its mission to provide education opportunities to teachers of English learners, the CATESOL Education Foundation helps part-time faculty who would like to attend their local CATESOL regional conferences. At left are Foundation President Margaret Teske and awardee Ian Baecht (who attended the LA Regional). The other awardees for 2015 were: Jessica Quinn
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Legislative Analyst Weighs In on May Revision Budget Levels

May 19th, 2015 | By
thumbnail of legislative advocate Jeff Frost

By JEFF FROST —In the middle of May, the governor and Department of Finance announce their “May Revision” to the annual budget. This allows the administration to update its revenue forecast and to adjust spending priorities accordingly. In advance of this action, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) has put out its thoughts on how any
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CATESOL News From the Nevada Legislature

May 19th, 2015 | By
author pic of Lonnie Shields

By LONNIE SHIELDS —The Economic Forum presented its report to the Nevada Legislature on May 1, 2015. It found Nevada’s economic outlook to be strong and agreed with Governor Sandoval that it would require a substantial tax increase to fund his plans for education in Nevada. The legislature is busy closing state budgets and it
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Details of Governor’s Adult Education Proposal Made Public

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
thumbnail of legislative advocate Jeff Frost

By JEFF FROST —When the governor’s 2015-2016 state budget was unveiled in mid-January, adult education advocates were encouraged to see that it contained $500 million per year in ongoing funding to develop a stand-alone categorical program to begin the meet the needs of the old adult education program, which was allowed to become flexible in
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The Education Foundation Report, Spring 2015

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Margaret Teske

By MARGARET TESKE —The CATESOL Education Foundation is helping part-time faculty who would like to attend their local CATESOL regional conferences. The applications and the respective deadlines are posted on the Foundation website: http://catesolfoundation.org. Navigate to “Grant Projects” and go to the bottom of the page. The Foundation would like to begin offering professional development
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The Education Foundation Report, Winter 2014

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
Margaret Teske

By MARGARET TESKE —The busy time of year is here. We’re dashing around to get all the normal things of life done while the holidays add fun get-togethers and of course last-minute tests and grading of our students. We hope we can squeeze in time for some much-needed rest, reflection, and renewal as we prepare
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SDSU Students Immerse Themselves in CCSS Initiative…
EN ESPAÑOL

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
Sandra Cajigas

By SANDRA CAJIGAS —Bilingual teacher candidates at San Diego State University were treated to a very special professional-development daylong institute in October. The presenter, Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes, provided an overview of the development of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) en Español Initiative from the fascinating viewpoint of one who not only lived this endeavor,
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