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Californians Can Now Choose Language of Education

With the passage of Proposition 58, California, parents and teachers will soon be able to decide the on the blend of languages in which to best educate children. "As president of Californians Together and...
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Operation Accent

Justyna Kozyra-Bober asks if later learners are on an impossible mission to sound like natives After you get over the idea of sweet Felicity spying on the American government, the Cold War intrigues, complicated marriages,...
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October 2013

Cuban Expressionism Rose Eichenbaum captures Cuba’s love for communication in dance, music, and art Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text Kate Kinsella tackles the particular challenges of preparing learners to be able to analyze and...

August 2010

Keeping Up With Styles As educational spending budgets are squeezed, the return on investment in educational technology is also coming under increased scrutiny. We cut such spending at our peril. Of course, we must invest...
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Obama Launches English for All

The U.S. Department of State and Peace Corps have launched English for All, a new initiative highlighting the U.S. government’s commitment to helping people around the world learn American English. The U.S. government invests...
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Profile: Mohamed Abdel-Kader

With his basic Spanish and fluency in Arabic, Mohamed Abdel-Kader’s term as deputy assistant secretary in the office of International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) at the U.S. Department of Education will be short...

August 2009

Suckering the Supreme Court August 2009 Cover The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor are affording the American people an invaluable insight into the ingrained prejudices that prevail in our...

July 2009

Searching for the Silver Bullet Everyone seems to have the solution to improving public education and closing the achievement gap. More rigorous standards and even more testing are touted by some as the keys to...

Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2016 is POST-TRUTH

post-truth adjective Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. Oxford Dictionaries has announced post-truth as its 2016 international Word of...
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Making Learners Click with Digital Storytelling

Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham see the value in connecting learning literacy, language, and technology through storytelling What Is Digital Storytelling? Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching and probably the best way to learn. Recent...
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