Tag: school

New Report Suggests Schools Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

A new report by the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests that public school districts should prioritize full-time, in-person classes for grades K-5 and for students with special needs. Opening schools will benefit families beyond providing education, including by supplying child care, school services, meals, and...

Hip-Hop Informs the Education Classroom in New Book

Professor Edmund Adjapong, program director in the Department of Educational Studies at Seton Hall University, has published the second volume in a series on what has come to be known as “Hip-Hop Education.” The series is entitled HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip-Hop Education and...

Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall

Schools in California’s two largest public school districts — Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified — will not reopen for in-person classes on August 18. The districts announced Monday that classes will be remote-only in the fall, citing concerns that surging coronavirus infections in their areas pose too dire a risk...

Conquering U.S. Admission Exams

Philip Bates shares how international students can effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT I’ve had conversations with high school students from India to South Korea, and they all want to attend a university in the U.S. And for good reason: the U.S. maintains the most attractive university system...

Chinese Writing ‘Robot’ Stirs Debate

The story of a Chinese schoolgirl and her character-copying machine has sparked a debate about how the Chinese language should be taught in this age of automation. According to the Qianjiang Evening News, a mother in the northeastern city of Harbin discovered that her teenage daughter had bought a...

Transitioning to Standards-Based Classrooms

In A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning, published by Marzano Research, authors Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, Philip B. Warrick, and Jeff Flygare detail a sequential approach for implementing standards-based learning in K–12 classrooms. Using their decades of experience in schools, along with up-to-date research, the authors explain the theories...

Bridging the Gap

Tom Beeman suggests strategies to maintain continuity between secondary and post-secondary Spanish education that may help to boost college language enrollments in all languages   The term education gap often refers to socioeconomic factors such as race, income, or gender, and perhaps even issues such as equity and access to...

The Amazing Case of El Biblioburro

Lori Langer de Ramirez uses the world language classroom to broaden students’ knowledge of geography and introduce concepts like social justice Language study can open a student’s eyes to social issues around the world. In rural Colombia, teacher and child advocate Luis Soriano brings books to students who have little access to them. Traveling to schools throughout La Magdalena with his...

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...

Majority of US School Kids ‘Low Income’

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For the first time in recent history, a majority of the schoolchildren attending U.S. public schools come from low income families, according to a report by the Southern Education Foundation from the latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The report shows that in 2013, 51% of the students across the nation’s public...
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