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Emirati schoolchildren to learn English abroad
Gulf News
Abu Dhabi: A total of 500 Emirati schoolchildren from the emirate of Abu Dhabi will soon travel abroad in order to learn English and leadership skills, the Abu Dhabi Education Council announced in a statement. The pupils, enrolled in Grades 10 and 11, will be headed to the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland at the end of this month as part of the Summer Abroad program. The group include 420 boys and 80 girls, and they will return to the UAE on August 30.
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English issues mistaken for learning disabilities in Boston schools
Boston Herald
Even as the state braces for a wave of unaccompanied immigrant children, school systems, including Boston, are failing in assessing and educating non-English speaking students they already have. More than one in five children of immigrants who are learning English in Boston schools have been placed in special education classes in what advocates say is a costly waste of taxpayer dollars that could also be robbing hundreds of bright students of any chance to go to college and create better lives.
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Teachers will give up tenure — for the right price
Bloomberg Businessweek
The debate over teacher tenure, now fiercely under way in New York, California, and North Carolina and surely coming soon to a state near you, is usually framed in terms of education. Tenure advocates insist it's a benefit that offsets relatively low wages and is necessary for better teaching; critics say it keeps too many ineffective teachers in their jobs and hinders reform. But there's another way to look at it: If tenure is a benefit, like medical or dental, then it's worth actual money. Taking it away is big pay cut.
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Student-generated grammar rules
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Call for submissions: TESOL Connections
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TESOL Connections, TESOL's monthly practitioner newsletter, is seeking submissions. We are looking for lesson plans, innovation, discussion on ELT trends, and classroom strategies. We are in most need of Quick Tips, which are short (300–500 word) articles covering novel or innovative, easy-to-follow ideas for use in the English language classroom or in any aspect of English language teaching. Read the full submission guidelines.
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Best way to help English learners not as simple as the math
The Modesto Bee
The research is clear. Informed parents are passionate. But what works best to teach Spanish-speaking kids English is not an easy sell, at kitchen tables or the Capitol, and some southwest Modesto, California, students are caught in a crossfire of good intentions.

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The 'common' in Common Core fractures as state support falters
The Hechinger Report
The Common Core's main selling point was that new, shared standards would ensure American students were learning at the same rates across state lines. Common standards — linked to common tests — would tell schools in Illinois how they stacked up against schools in Massachusetts or California. Now, as more states back out of the tests, the "common" in Common Core is threatened.

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More educational services needed for immigrants and English learners
Contra Costa Times
California's future success depends on its ability to integrate immigrants and their children into colleges and the workforce, according to a recent report.

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British Council introduces guided section for English
The Hindu
India: Ensuring greater access through digital content, improving quality, and teacher training will be the focus areas of British Council's English language training programs, said Rob Lynes, director, British Council India. He was in the city to launch the English Learning Zone at the British Council Library. The zone, which has been designed to facilitate self-learning, is stocked with digital as well as printed resources for English language learning that can be used by anyone from young learners to teachers and those preparing for examinations such as the International English Language Testing System.
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The problem isn't teacher recruiting; it's retention
THE Journal
Nationally, schools lose between $1 billion and $2.2 billion in attrition costs each year through teachers moving or leaving the profession, according to new research from the Alliance for Excellent Education. Frequently, the shift occurs among teachers moving from poor to non-poor schools, from high-minority to low-minority schools and from urban to suburban schools. The result is a spiral of loss that affects high-poverty schools disproportionately. "The monetary cost of teacher attrition pales in comparison to the loss of human potential associated with hard-to-staff schools that disproportionately serve low-income students and students of color," explained Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia, who leads the Alliance.
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Teachers worried about passing refresher English courses
VietNamNet Bridge
Vietnam: Hundreds of teachers went out in the heavy rain to the Ben Tre City Continuing Education Center on July 14 to attend an intensive English training course. After the one-week refresher course, they will have to sit an English test to discover if their English skills are up to par for teaching provincial general schools under the national program on teaching and learning English in 2008-2020.
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Extra English: Kids improve language skills at English Leaner Summer Program
The Gadsden Times
Ana Leslie Lopez speaks Spanish, but she has no trouble communicating in English. Yet she still loves every opportunity to learn even more. She attended the English Learner Summer Program at Carlisle School in Alabama, along with other students in kindergarten through seventh grade, and has been involved in the program every year since it started in 2010. Ana Leslie's English skills have improved a lot because of her older brothers, but she also loves the fun classes. She signed up each day for cooking class, where students made pizza, Rice Krispy treats and a flower made from fruit and cheese.
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Best way to help English learners not as simple as the math
The Modesto Bee
The research is clear. Informed parents are passionate. But what works best to teach Spanish-speaking kids English is not an easy sell, at kitchen tables or the Capitol, and some southwest Modesto, California, students are caught in a crossfire of good intentions. A parent uproar has greeted plans to move dual language immersion classes from Fairview Elementary School to Bret Harte Elementary School, just over a mile away. But a wider issue is why the program is not the standard for both Spanish-leaning schools, when decades of research and the district's own data show it works.
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Schools able to move children out of ELL classes
Pilot-Tribune
Storm Lake Community Schools in Iowa has one of the largest English language learners programs in the state. However, after this year the number of ELL children will decrease by about 10 percent. "We have had over 600 kids in the ELL program the last three years," Superintendent of Storm Lake Schools Carl Turner said at the July meeting of the School Board. "The way that the kids exit the ELL program is through taking the ELDA test." Every year all ELL students are required to take the ELDA test which tests the English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Based on the scores that the children get they can either stay with the ELL program or move out into other classes.
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UL graduates travel the world by teaching English
The Advertiser
Some recent University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduates are swapping traditional career paths for the opportunity to live abroad and pay their bills by teaching English as a second language. It can be a way to travel the world without wondering where the next paycheck will come from, a path to take for those unsure of what to do after college, or even a means of coping with an economy that makes finding a permanent job difficult. It wasn't their love of teaching English that took them far from home. Instead, they discovered their love of teaching their native language through these positions.
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Try, try again? Study says no
Massachusetts Institute of Technology via Science Daily
Neuroscientists find that trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language. When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language, sometimes speaking a second language like a native speaker within months. Brain structure plays an important role in this "sensitive period" for learning language, which is believed to end around adolescence.
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Brain waves show learning to read does not end in fourth grade, contrary to popular theory
Dartmouth College via Science Daily
Teachers-in-training have long been taught that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn. But a new study tested the theory by analyzing brain waves and found that fourth-graders do not experience a change in automatic word processing, a crucial component of the reading shift theory. Instead, some types of word processing become automatic before fourth grade, while others don't switch until after fifth.
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Poll shows more students in summer programs
EdSource
Data from a national poll show that a third of families with school-age children had enrolled at least one child in a summer program in 2013. That is an increase from five years earlier when only a quarter of families had enrolled their children in summer programs. Shugoll Research conducted the survey for the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that advocates for expanded learning programs. The data were collected this past spring as part of a survey to determine how many households with school-age children had them in after-school programs. A full report on the data will be released in the fall.
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How one designer bridged the gap between play and learning
MindShift
When we talk about playing and learning, we naturally think of children's museums. Most major cities offer some experience like this, where kids are able to get their hands dirty, and — shocking! — learn something at the same time. The museums — at least the good ones — are always both engaging and interactive in a way that's fun for kids, but they're also fun for grown-ups too. As we've been reporting for our series on play next month, it got me wondering: What goes into creating great museum experiences, and how do designers go about them?
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