Tag: teachers

LA Strike Sets Tone for Funding, Charters

Weakening of districts and unions through increased “charterization” was at the heart of the disputeBrian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesAs the teachers’ strike in the nation’s second-largest school district (Los Angeles Unified (LAUSD)) with the highest number (over 160,000) of English language learners (ELLs) comes...

China Wants Filipino English Teachers

An English-teaching platform aimed at the $4.5 billion market for online language lessons in China is looking to hire 100,000 Filipino English teachers over the next five years to meet growing demand.51Talk, which has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 2016, currently employs 18,000...

Cooperative Construction

Andrea Honigsfeld and Maria Dove examine the architecture of co-assessment practices for English learnersThe topic of assessment often weighs heavily on the shoulders of many teachers. More specifically, educators in general have concerns about gathering appropriate and adequate assessment data from a variety...

Be Global Ready on June 22

Language Resources for Teachers & Schools Join the U.S. Department of Education for an in-person and online Be Global Ready event to share resources to help U.S. teachers and schools teach world languages!Featuring presentations and resources from:International Affairs Office, U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Education Office, U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition, U.S....

New Study Finds Virtual Schools Underperforming

School performance measures for both virtual and blended schools indicate that they are not as successful as traditional public schools, according to NEPC’s Sixth Annual Report on Virtual Education, Full-Time Virtual and Blended Schools: Enrollment, Student Characteristics, and Performance. The report provides a detailed overview and inventory of full-time virtual schools and of blended learning schools, including student demographics, state-specific...

Teachers Don’t Add Up

Instead of further denigrating the education profession by suggesting that teachers double up as armed bodyguards in the wake of the latest school shooting, we need to be taking radical steps to improve their conditions, pay, and status to ensure not only that the next generation has enough teachers but that those teachers have enough expertise to cope with...

Spanish Speakers Rising by Five Million a Year

Spain’s Instituto Cervantes has released its annual report on the Spanish language: El español en el mundo 2017, revealing that more than 572 million people speak Spanish worldwide, of which 477 million people are native speakers — five million more than last year — and that there will be more than 750 million Spanish...

US Leaves Education, Science, Culture Organization

Following in President Reagan’s footsteps, the Trump administration has announced the U.S. intention to withdraw from United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in January 2019, citing financial reasons and anti-Israel bias.UNESCO is responsible for initiatives like World Teachers’ Day, International Literacy Day, Mother Language Day, and International Year of Indigenous Languages, as well as countless programs to protect...

Talk, Read, Talk, Write

Nancy Motley suggests a routine for literacy in all content areas Teachers often feel immense pressure to cover too much material in too little time. They work tirelessly to ensure that their students are adequately prepared for the high-stakes testing that permeates the world of education. In addition to these accountability measures, today’s teachers are asked to communicate a dense...

Americans Support Public Education in Diverse Schools

Despite influential campaigns to undermine  confidence in public schools, most Americans have faith in their local schools, according to the latest edition of the annual Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK) Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, the defining public opinion survey on American public education for the past 49 years. The new poll finds that the proportion...