Opinion

Vote Against Child Poverty

As we approach the midterm elections in the US, policies and agendas are being debated and scrutinized, but there is one issue on which nearly everyone can agree—the richest nation in the world should...

Opinion: Ready for the World

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and its new superintendent, former Miami-Dade boss Alberto Carvalho, recently unveiled their new strategic plan for the next four years, titled “Ready for the World,” which...

Opinion: Listen to Teachers

As teachers and students prepare for the new school year, many school administrators are scrambling to fill vacancies,...

That Figures

One of the definitions of figure is “a diagram or picture.” At the most basic level, figurative language is language that names or describes an image with words.For example, if we say “words paint...

Does Access Always End in Excess?

The fact that access and excess resemble each other is because of a family resemblance they brought to English from Latin, their shared language of origin. They also came into English at the same...

Let Teachers Be the Influencers

A recent NEA survey found that 55% of all educators plan to leave the profession earlier than expected due to pandemic-related stress.In just two years’ time, the US is expected to have about 200,000 fewer...

Learn Local, Think Global

Our concept of global education needs to adapt more quickly to the reality of our increasingly interconnected...

Make the School Day Longer?

Will extra time in school help children make up for instruction lost because of the pandemic? The...

Pluralism of Nouns

People who grow up speaking English never have to worry about one of the odder parts of our grammar: noncount nouns (also called mass nouns).These are words like sand or butter that don’t have usual plural forms, don’t use indefinite articles...

Pretext for Learning

Our school systems are structured around the simple plan that students learn to read for the first few...
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