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May 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: The World as We Speak Our forum for changes in world language Ending All Literary Crises Stephen Krashen presents some very good news about children’s literature, some very bad news about access to books,...

May 2009

One of the few benefits of recession is that it begs us to question the policies that have led us to such a situation. Much has been said about economic decisions, lax regulation, and corporate greed but there has been less discussion about the societal structure which has fomented such economic turmoil. At the heart of our society is a sytem which fails to adequately prepare vast numbers of children to succeed in the Information Age.

A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey entitled “The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools” (available at www.mckinsey.com) estimates that if we had closed the racial achievement gap and black and Latino student performance had caught up with that of white students by 1998, U.S. GDP last year would have been between $310 and $525 billion higher. If the gap between low-income students and the rest had been narrowed, U.S. GDP in 2008 would have been $400 to $670 billion higher.

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...

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,...
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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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December 2008

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 Needs are Special Audrey Cohan and Andrea Honigsfeld redefine Learning Disability as...
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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...

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...

January 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 President's Priorities As we celebrate the historic inauguration of America’s...

March Edition

In this issue: Helping Academic English Learners Develop Productive Word Knowledge Dr. Kate Kinsella offers evidence-based instructional practices to advance students’ verbal and written command of critical words Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in...
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