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February 2012

Teachers Matter Somewhat surprisingly for an Administration that has made little headway in terms of education policy, the President’s State of the Union Address (see news, page 9) made education one of its key themes....

Get Lit

Confetti Aishah Allah speaks about her involvement with Get Lit, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that fosters literacy through poetry. Students interpret and perform classic poetry and write their own response poems and original...

Donating Your Textual Body to Science

Linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists want you to donate your text messages to science. The text4science project, also known as sms4science, aims to build a large corpus of text messages in different languages and...
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January 2012

Follow @langmag Shh… Don’t Mention Education As we’re entering a Presidential election year, we thought it would be interesting to compare the prospective candidates’ positions on language education. Despite several requests, none of the candidates were...
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December 2011

Follow @langmag Assimilate and Thrive As we continue to struggle with our economy, it’s hardly surprising that the traditional scapegoats – immigrants – are being targeted as contributors to economic decline. However, international diasporas may hold...
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November 2011

Follow @langmag United Indignation It is about 75 years since the likes of Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell risked everything to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Over two thousand Americans joined volunteers from...

Lawyers Call for ESEA Equality

Yesterday,  the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a formal letter to US Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) calling for additional improvements and...
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October 2011

Real World Education The decade since the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 has been dominated by the continuing “war on terror” and, more recently, persistent, economic recession. There may be a relationship between these...

About the Turkish Language

About the Turkish language See also: Turkish language History The earliest forms of the Turkish language were written in Orkhon script. During the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Turkish was influenced mainly by Arabic and Persian. The primary writing system...
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September 2011

Measures for Measures When the consequences of test failure are school closures or firings, and schools are denied the tools to give them a chance of success, it is hardly surprising to discover widespread abuse...
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