In the Media

This page includes news articles, interviews, webcasts, and videos. 

In the News:

Gould, J. (2022). Bilingual teachers hard to find as thousands of migrant students enter NYC schools. Gothamist/WNYC.

Kaufman, M. (2019). These Queens Schools Now Offer Bilingual Pre-K. Patch.

Malik, A. (2019). As dual language programs soar in San Antonio schools, growing pains ensue – San Antonio Express-News. San Antonio Express-News.

HM. (2019). Advocates for Bilingual Education Recognized at the New York Bilingual Fair. Frenchly.

O’Reilly, A. (2018). Wanted: A zoned, ‘progressive’ school – Jackson Heights parents tell CEC 30 what they expect from PS 398. Queens Chronicle.

Alsace, T. (2015). Lau v. Nichols in New York State: Bilingual Education is Alive and Well “On the Mend.” The NYSABE Bilingual Times, Winter 2015.

Bale, J. (2015). English-only to the core: What the Common Core means for emergent bilingual youthRethinking Schools, 30(1) Fall 2015.

Colorín Colorado. (2009). Educating Long-Term English-Language Learners. ELL News.

Crawford, J. (2007). Testing the Limits of NCLB. Choosing Democracy, 2/14/07.

FairTest. (2008). ELL Challenge Shows NCLB’s Absurdities. FairTest.

Feltone, E. (2013). State to seek waivers exempting some students from federally mandated testsThe New York World, 10/29/13.

Garcia, A. (2016). NCLB’s Impact on Bilingual Education in New York CityNew America EdCentral, 1/14/16.

Jacobs, J. (2016). Learning English: Accountability, Common Core, and the college-for-all movement are transforming instructionEducationNext, 16(1), Winter 2016. Click here for PDF version

Ledezma, C. (2012). Persiste duda sobre cómo educar a los aprendices de inglésEl Diario, 6/12/12.

Ledezma, C. (2012). Desarrollan ambientes multiculturales en escuelas de NYCEl Diario, 9/28/12.

Ledezma, C. (2012). Madres crean preescolar bilingüeEl Diario, 9/15/12.

Peralta, M. (2013). Alumnos hispanos de NYC estancados con el inglésEl Diario, 6/26/13English Translation: Despite Mayor’s School Reforms, English Learners Stuck. Voices of New York, 7/8/13.

Raghavan, R. (2011). A Dual Language School in Brooklyn Struggles to Meet DOE Expectations But Succeeds in Child Development Areas. Feet in 2 Worlds, 11/8/11.

Wiltenburg, M. (2009). Tackling the three R’s in a second or third language. Christian Science Monitor, 2/12/09.

Yettick, H. (2014). Researcher Argues NCLB, Common Core Emphasize English-only ApproachEducation Week, 5/9/14.

Zehr, M. (2010). Study Finds ELL Students Languishing in Calif. SchoolsEducation Week, 6/9/10.

Zehr, M. (2009). EdWeek Chat on Long-Term ELLs One Week From Today. Education Week, 9/3/09.

Zehr, M. (2005). ‘No Child’ Effect on English-Learners Mulled: Teachers welcome attention, fault focus on test scores. The Eggplant (Susan Ohanian Speaks Out), 2005.

Gilmetdinova, A. (2015). Kate Menken on the past, present, and future of bilingual education: An interview. Bilingual Basics, TESOL Bilingual Education Interest Section Newsletter, March 2015.

Webcasts & Webinars:
Educating Long-Term English Language Learners, Education Week, 9/10/09.

Translanguaging Pedagogies in TESOL ClassroomsWith Tatyana Kleyn and Maite Sánchez. TESOL Virtual Seminar. October 19, 2016.


With responses from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and State Senators Jessica Ramos & John Liu
Organized by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools
Recorded by @TurnOntheSound
New York City (Jackson Heights, Queens) | March 16, 2019

Kate Menken, New York State Association for Bilingual Education

CUNY professor Kate Menken of New York State Association of Bilingual Education on the history and benefits of bilingual education, ways that federal and state law can be changed to bolster bilingual ed, and how high-stakes testing hurts language learners.


Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, State Senator Jessica Ramos, and education advocates* respond to questions from the audience. The questions in this segment were about bilingual education.
*Advocates (fr L to R): Kemala Karmen (NYC Opt Out/NY State Allies for Public Education), Kate Menken (NY State Association for Bilingual Education), Diane Ravitch (Network for Public Education), Carol Burris (Network for Public Education), Leonie Haimson (Class Size Matters), Maria Bautista (Alliance for Quality Education)


AERA Centennial Lecture Series & Discussion Forums. November 30, 2016. (I’m a commentator and come in around minute 50):
Educating Immigrant Students and Emergent Bilinguals (In an Anti-Immigrant Era)
Speaker: Patricia Gándara, University of California, Los Angeles
Moderator: Sarah Garland, The Hechinger Report
Commentators: Philip Kasinitz, CUNY Graduate Center, Kate Menken, CUNY Queens College; and Steven Choi, The New York Immigration Coalition.


This was a presentation we gave virtually because we could not attend the actual conference in Spain. You can click the link to watch the video:
Menken, K. & Sánchez, M. (June, 2016). Translanguaging pedagogy as ideological stance in educational contexts of overt English-only policy. Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain.


Here are videos from CUNY-NYSIEB Seminars about Translanguaging etc.:
CUNY NYSIEB – Leadership Seminar 2 – Fall 2014
CUNY-NYSIEB Cohort 3 Leadership Seminar 1 – Fall 2014

And this is one talking about translanguaging in relation to the Common Core State Standards: