MATSOL Currents is the association's official newsletter. It is published twice a year.


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We welcome submissions to MATSOL Currents:

  • An article about your school, program, or classroom.
  • An issue of concern to our field.
  • A book or resource review.

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Submission Deadlines
  • Fall/Winter Issue -- October 15
  • Spring/Summer Issue -- April 15

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Spring/Summer 2017 Issue

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  • President’s Message
  • MATSOL’s 2017 Conference
  • Elections to the MATSOL Board
  • An Update from MATSOL’s Director of Professional Learning
  • Advocacy Update - HELEN SOLÓRZANO
  • A Report from MATSOL’s English Learner Leadership  Council (MELLC) - ANN FELDMAN
  • What’s Happening in MATSOL’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs)?
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  • An Update on Adult Basic Education in Massachusetts - STEPHEN REUYS & ROBERTA SOOLMAN
  • The Newcomer Project at Fiske Elementary School in Lexington - CATHERINE GLENNON MURPHY
  • Linda Schulman Grant Helps to Promote Reading and Family Engagement in the Lunenburg Public Schools - CYNTHIA ROSANCRANS & LAURA WYLD
  • Linda Schulman Grant Helps Adult Students  at the Asian American Civic Association  Learn Using Tablets - KEVIN FREELEY
  • A Case  for Content-based ESL Instruction - ARLENE HIJARA
  • Teaching Mathematical Literacy to English Language Learners - AMY BEHR
  • A Translation-based Warm-up for Helping Adolescent ELLs Access Grade-level Content Texts - MIGUEL HERNANDO
  • The Power of Peer Interaction  in Language Development - DEB IAQUINTO
  • Creating Effective  Parent and Community Involvement Programs - JAIMIE DOBSON
  • Education and Empathy: Reflections and Action Steps for Working with Immigrant Students - VALERIE EISENSON
  • Reading A-Z - reviewed by CINDY ROSANCRANS & LAURA WYLD
  • Common Core Bilingual and English Language Learners: A Resource for Educators - reviewed by KATHY LOBO
  • Finnish Lessons:  What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? - reviewed by EILEEN FELDMAN

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