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Enjoy this montage of photos from the MATSOL 2015 Conference. Photographs by Christie C. White.

We are saddened to share the news of the death of Mary-Margaret Almonte on May 12, 2015. Mary-Margaret worked in the Malden public schools, and was a long-time and active MATSOL member. In 2011, she received a Linda Schulman Innovation Grant for the project "Children Reading the World," which promoted literacy by having students take photographs of family and community and work in cooperative groups to develop literacy projects. In 2012, she was recognized for her work with ELLs by receiving the MATSOL Teacher of the Year award. She was a valued colleague and friend, and contributed to MATSOL and our field in many ways. MATSOL extends our deepest condolences to Mary-Margaret's family, friends, students, and colleagues.

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We had a great turnout for the MATSOL get together at TESOL 2015 in Toronto. It was great to see everyone! 

The MATSOL community is saddened to learn of the death of Robert Saitz, a MATSOL founder, our first President, and an influential leader in our field. We extend our condolences to his family and colleagues.

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Nominations & Proposals for the MATSOL 2014 Awards are due March 2, 2015. 

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Show your commitment to the value of the MATSOL and help to shape its future! The MATSOL Nominations Committee is charged with developing a slate of qualified candidates to fill open positions on the MATSOL Board of Directors. We invite your participation in this important process.  Help us identify competent, energetic, committed members of MATSOL to take a leadership role, work on behalf of the organization, and represent MATSOL members and stakeholders. Nominees will be elected by the membership at the MATSOL Annual Meeting on May 7, 2015 at the MATSOL Conference.  Nominations are due April 1, 2015.  More information...

The MATSOL Board of Directors invites you to two special events at the upcoming MATSOL conference.

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The Fall/Winter 2013 issue of MATSOL Currents is now available to members. 

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The Linda Schulman Innovation Awards program supports projects that promote English language learning and embody the spirit of creativity, sensitivity and community. Grants of $500 to $1,000 will fund one or more pedagogical projects to benefit English Language Learners by improving their language skills or increasing their understanding of American culture.  

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The MATSOL Awards -- The Anne Dow Award for Excellence and Creativity, the MATSOL Teacher of the Year Award, and the Linda Schulman Innovation Award Grants -- were presented at the MATSOL 2013 Conference. MATSOL congratulates all the recipients.

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