Education

The Art of Teaching

M. Elhess, E. Elturki, and J. Egbert offer strategies to support creativity in the language classroom “Our students aren’t creative,” claimed one of the language teachers in the professional development workshop. The other participating teachers nodded in agreement. “How...

Playing With Other Children Affects Toddlers’ Language Skills

According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, any toddlers who have more exposure to other children, such as those in daycare, may be...

Florida Seeks Funds for Puerto Rican English Learners

With backing from a slew of Florida lawmakers, bipartisan legislation has been proposed to ensure that the state receives a greater share of...

ESSA May Harm English Learner Graduates

A report released by the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, The Unintended Consequences for English Learners of Using the Four-Year Graduation Rate for School...

Act for a Multilingual America

Leaders from Business, Government, Academia, and the Arts Call for Improved Access to Language Education In support of its recent report, America’s Languages: Investing...

Shooting in the Dark

The administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget seeks to cut the Education Department’s $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13%, while increasing defense spending by $54 billion. The two programs that would suffer the...

Study Abroad for All?

How can the benefit of international education be made available to all American students, as recommended by a new Congressional report? Although last month’s news was dominated by the administration’s actions that depressed prospects for...

Trading in Futures

Is Trump's nomination of DeVos as Education Secretary a bargaining ploy? Like many of his cabinet nominations, Donald Trump’s proposal that Betsy DeVos lead the Education Department appears to be akin to asking a fox...

Re-Gifted Reading

Stephen Krashen finds an easy way to help close the achievement gap in literacy and clean up clutter at the same time There is overwhelming evidence that those who live in poverty have little access...

Bilingual children do find it easier to pick up other languages

It is often claimed that bilinguals are better than monolinguals at learning languages. Now, this hypothesis has found support in a new study of brain activity, conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center and published...