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4 tools to boost language learning in the classroom
Education Dive
Recently, New York City School Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the city will expand its dual language offerings, making no less than 40 such programs available to K-12 students. According to the New York Times, the programs will primarily aim to get students reading, writing, and talking proficiently in both English and Spanish, with additional offerings available in Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese, French and Haitian-Creole. These additions, set for the 2015-2016 school year, are in line with the shifting attitudes toward bilingual education. For example, in California, voters may get the option in 2016 to annul Proposition 227, a 1998 bill which required schools to only teach in English, effectively banning bilingual education.
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Bilingual classes in Hong Kong public schools suit Chinese and non-Chinese alike
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong: While the number of international schools in Hong Kong has grown over the past decade, non-Chinese parents, among them long-time residents in Hong Kong, are looking for a bilingual education for their children, and at a much lower cost. And two public schools have sought to meet their need. "Eight years ago, we noticed that the number of non-Chinese families living in Sai Kung was growing," says the principal of the Lee Sin Yam Memorial Primary School, Lewis Ng Chor-kung.
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TESOL International Association responds to 2015 State of the Union Address
TESOL
TESOL Executive Director Rosa Aronson, PhD, CAE, applauds the president's community college program but urges president and congressional leaders to remember English learners and their teachers in this and future initiatives. Read the full statement.
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Call for proposals: Singapore 2015
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TESOL Research Agenda
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TESOL's 2014 Research Agenda attempts to bridge the current gap between research and classroom practice. This agenda has been designed to raise interest in TESOL's research direction as well as to bring researchers and practitioners together in the field of English language teaching. TESOL plans to start commissioning research in July 2015.
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How much political juice does the Education Department have in NCLB waiver renewals?
Education Week
Congress is moving full steam ahead on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that could undo nearly all of the Obama administration's K-12 policy priorities, including state goals for student achievement, dramatic school turnarounds, and evaluating teachers through test scores — and maybe even the tests themselves. But, even the most optimistic prognosticators don't expect the final legislation to make it across the finish line until the summer.
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House education panel head endorses annual student testing
The Associated Press
The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No Child Left Behind education law. With Congress trying to update the President George W. Bush-era law, debate has centered on the requirement that states test students in reading and math in grades three to eight and again in high school. Some educators and parents say that has created a high-stakes testing environment, and that states and districts should determine testing policy. The House committee chairman, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., said he believes the annual results help parents and policymakers know where students stand.
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Many key US states lack early development plans for dual language learners
Latin Post
Dual language learners have increased massively within the last few years, due greatly to immigration and the organic growth of Spanish-dominant U.S. born Latinos. That said, there's evidence that identifying and supporting bilingual or multilingual students earlier in their cognitive development/educational process does not seem to be a state or national priority, although it can make all the difference in their future.
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Latino students make strides, still face challenges, report shows
Education Week
A new report from Excelencia in Education, an organization that advocates for higher educational achievement for Latinos, provides a snapshot of enrollment and educational achievement for the fastest-growing population in K-12 public schools. The report, "The Condition of Latinos in Education: 2015 Factbook" pulls data from a number of sources to give a state-level look at Latino K-12 enrollment and shed light on national advances and challenges.
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ESL students on the rise
Star Beacon
Angel Cintron and Iannys and Dennis Rosa clearly remember their first day of school in America. It was last August at the Ashtabula Lakeside Elementary Campus. It seemed like everyone was meeting up with friends but them. It was scary, they said. Coming from Puerto Rico, the children — ages 5, 11 and 9 — knew only a few phrases in English. The rest was gibberish to their ears. They were overwhelmed, but they weren't alone. Immigrants and refugees from Mexico, Honduras, Philippines, Albania and their native country had also entered the English as a second language program at Ashtabula Area City Schools, and they clung to them while trying to keep up with the fast-paced American classrooms.
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Early English exposure prepares Spanish-speaking children for academic success
University of Missouri-Columbia via Science Daily
Family members, teachers and peers can play different roles in shaping Spanish-speaking children's school readiness and English skills that are vital to children's academic success, research confirms.
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5 essential multimedia skills every educator must master
THE Journal
In a national survey, THE Journal asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us how technology energizes their classrooms. Here are their top five answers. Although the responses are ranked in order of popularity, you can begin your self-improvement plan anywhere on the list. No matter which one you decide to start with, these skills, sensibilities and products can keep your classrooms lively, your instructional practices fresh and your students (and you) personally engaged.
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Digital organization tips and tricks
Scholastic Administrator Magazine
Using digital sites and apps to support learning is great. Not being able to remember passwords for every student is not. Here are a few management tips for your classroom of digital learners.
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Unexpected tools that are influencing the future of education
MindShift
Some big education issues have been making headlines, including how many and what kind of standardized tests should be used in education, implementation of Common Core State Standards and the Vergara ruling in California challenging teacher tenure. But many educators continue to focus on the more personal issues behind these headlines: how to improve their craft, serve students better, nurture well-rounded, emotionally intelligent students and make educational change in more fundamental ways.
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