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October 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages English Learners 101 James Crawford and Stephen Krashen answer key questions about English Language Learners in U.S. schools Dispelling Myths of Bilingualism Deborah Jill...
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September 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Empowering Teachers with Tools and Training Malinda Daniel examines the keys to successful implementation of computerized instructional technology in the ESL classroom Getting...
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April 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Navigating English Learner Standards John Carr explains how WestEd’s Map of Standards for English Learners not only clarifies California’s standards, but can...

September 2009

The Assessing Situation September 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 society,...

April 2009

Two educational bills were re-introduced to Congress last month — The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and The Educational Opportunity and Equity Commission Act (see News p.10) — which deserve the support of our representatives.

Every year, American high schools grant diplomas to 65,000 immigrant students who were brought to this country at a young age. Many of these youth have attended U.S. schools for most of their lives, but their immigration status bars them from opportunities that make a college education affordable, including in-state tuition rates, loans and grants, most private scholarships, and the ability to work legally. Despite their long-term residence in the U.S., these students are unable to further their educational accomplishments or fully contribute to the only country they know and call home.

Under the provisions of the DREAM Act, undocumented young people could be eligible for a conditional path to citizenship in exchange for a mandatory two year commitment in higher education or the military. Undocumented young people must also demonstrate good moral character to be eligible for and stay in conditional residency. At the end of the long process, the young person can have the chance to become an American citizen.

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March 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Squeezing California Schools Karling Aguilera-Fort believes that California’s Year of Education should be renamed the Year of Increasing Disservice to Language Learners...
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November 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Harvesting Help Lori Langer de Ramírez shares her school district’s way of inspiring students to not only love languages but also...

May 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages Repeated Reading Works Greta Gorsuch and Shane K. Arnold explain how repeated reading can improve all aspects of second language fluency and comprehension For...

February 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Links to PDF documents online. For more, please click here to subscribe. The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language The White Stuff Stephen Krashen questions neuroscientific support for a meaningless...

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