Education

Report Challenges California’s System for Identifying English Learners’ Needs

.Study of local plans identifies key improvements to fix the system   Californians Together is releasing a new report today entitled Masking the Focus on English Learners. The report questions the efficacy of California’s accountability system for...

Budget Cuts Fly in the Face of Education

While boosting defense spending by $54 billion, the Trump administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget seeks to cut the Education Department’s $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13% in the fiscal year starting October....
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U.S. Language Capacity ‘Diminishing,’ Despite Need

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) has released a report that suggests a “diminishing share” of U.S. residents speak languages other than English, a trend which the academy believes “could have important...
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Redefining Inclusive Education

Frances Stetson offers guidance to improve the educational experience for all at-risk students Providing at-risk students and students with special needs with an inclusive learning environment—one in which students receive equitable opportunities for effective educational...
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Obama Pushes to Secure Extra $2 Billion for Poorest Schools

The Obama administration is hurrying to approve a proposal that could mean up to $2 billion in additional funding annually for the nation's poorest children. The Department of Education is pushing through the policy, which...

Volunteering for All the Right Reasons

Volunteers not only help others but are often the beneficiaries of their ‘altruism’ Volunteering abroad isn’t just good for the soul and a great...

Bilingual Advocate to Head CA Education

Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond managed to come from behind to emerge as California’s new superintendent of public instruction, beating out Marshall Tuck, a fellow Democrat and former Los Angeles executive of charter schools and...

Language Teacher vs. Acquisition Facilitator

Carol Gaab focuses on the learners in front of her, not on a method, a curriculum, or a plan Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Select the correct tense of the...

Germans Give $1.2 Million for English Research

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted a Reinhart Koselleck Project to Prof. Dr. Monika Fludernik of the Department of English at the University of Freiburg. The foundation awards aid to people with outstanding...

Quebec French Tests Challenged

Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity, and Inclusiveness has been accused of using French test results as an excuse to violate the constitutional rights of more than 500 international students. Fo Niemi, director of the Montreal-based...