In the Media

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

In the News:
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.


PictureAERA 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: