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October 2009

Expert Investment Advice Any suggestion that we should be spending more on education right now is usually met with derision as state and local governments struggle to maintain services. However, when the recommendation...
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February 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages How to Teach Science to English Learners John Carr explains how science teachers can use simple devices to include all of...

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...

August 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages East Meets West Mei-Jean Kuo Barth and Lori Langer de Ramirez explain how foreign-born Chinese language teachers can find success teaching in American...
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October 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Enabling Education Anna Uhl Chamot explains how teaching learning strategies can be the catalyst for lifelong learning Bilingual Comprehension Deborah Chitester presents...
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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...

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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January 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world languages The French Connection Constance Dziombak explains how to use French to develop English Language skills and cross the curricular divide Aligning Native...
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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...

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