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$120 million awarded to support educators of English learner students in USA

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to make education a priority, $120 million will be awarded over the next five years to support educators of English learners (Els) in the USA. It is part of the National Professional Development Program (NPD) and can be awarded to teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and other educators working with ELs. This includes teacher education programmes and training that leads to certification and other endorsements.

“The NPD grants support the professional growth of the education workforce by promoting the skills and critical dispositions of educators and leaders,” says the US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition Acting Director Montserrat Garibay. “These grants can enhance the capacity of the education workforce to create equitable learning environments that promote language, literacy and diversity. This work is vital to increase educator effectiveness in meeting the needs of English learners and their families.”

The NPD programme has so far funded 182 projects across the country, supporting practices that are evidence based to improve EL learning outcomes.

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Liz Granirer
Liz Granirer
Liz has been a journalist for many years. She is currently editor of EL Gazette and has previously edited the magazines Young Performer, StepForward and Accounting Technician; been deputy editor on Right Start magazine; chief sub editor on Country Homes & Interiors; and sub editor on easyJet Traveller, Lonely Planet and Family Traveller magazines, along with a number of others.
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