Tag: increase

Call to Increase Federal School Library Funding

In a move supported by Language Magazine, a coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations, and media groups has called on the U.S. Congress to support dedicated school library funding in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).The coalition is specifically asking Congress to incorporate the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLS) Act...

An Increase in Foreign Language Support For South Korea’s Multicultural Families

According to South Korea’s Gender Equality Ministry and municipal governments, more language support programs will be launched for multicultural families in 2015. There were about 204,000 multicultural children in Korea as of last year and immigration is slowly but steadily on the rise. In order to encourage bilingualism for multicultural children in both their parents’ mother tongues and the...

Texts Increase Parental Involvement

Parent involvement in literacy varies widely by household, but a new study by Stanford researchers shows that an early literacy text messaging program for parents of preschoolers has had a positive impact on the children’s kindergarten readiness and literacy development. The program, READY4K! has been implemented in some San Francisco Bay area preschools, and researchers are optimistic about the...

The Bogus Argument to Increase Testing

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Stephen Krashen argues that assessment alone cannot improve achievement Few people are aware of the astonishing amount of testing the U.S. Department of Education is planning for our children. The Department of Education will require, as before, tests in reading and math near the end of school year but also supports testing several times during the year (interim testing). In...