Education

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Leveled Readers

The benefits of free, voluntary reading are undeniable, but finding books that are interesting and exciting without being too advanced can be a challenge. This is where leveled readers really come to the fore—they...

California’s Commitment: Literacy, Biliteracy, and Libraries

I have only one critical comment about California’s Secretary of Education Thurmond’s task force report, “California Commits to Literacy and Bets on Biliteracy,” but after that, I have only praise and optimism. The critical comment:...

A Futile War

  Ross Thorburn rejects the illogical insistence upon banning mother tongues in the second-language classroom The War on Drugs In 1998, the United Nations decided that it was going to eradicate drugs from planet Earth by 2008....

ESSA May Harm English Learner Graduates

A report released by the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, The Unintended Consequences for English Learners of Using the Four-Year Graduation Rate for School Accountability, provides a profile of high school...

Victory for Arizona Teachers After Walkouts

The teacher walkouts in Arizona have come to an end due to the governor signing a budget bill. (https://twitter.com/dougducey/status/992028377660866562) Arizona Govenor Doug Ducey announced Thursday that the bill will give striking teachers a 20...

Jumpstart Launches New Online Math and English Assessments

Jumpstart Test Prep announced the launch of their new online Math and English assessments that are included with their ACT Math and English subject area purchases. Each student gets one attempt for the new online...

Bill to Support Distance and Blended Learning for Children in Need

Infants and young children have brains with a superpower, according to Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists, who found that unlike adults, who use specific areas in one or the other of their brain’s two...

Children of Immigrants Better Off in North America

According to a new comparison by the OECD, "entrenched disadvantage is less common among the children of immigrants in North America" than in Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. "Children of immigrant parents in North...

Breaking Down the Wall

Margo Gottlieb offers a look at the other side of language education We approach 2020 with hindsight, insight, and foresight: hindsight in realizing the pervasive inequities that have dominated the education of multilingual...

New Mexico to Drop PARCC Exam

As one of her first acts as New Mexico’s new governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the state will stop using the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam before...
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