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Learning objectives, targets and goals
By Erick Herrmann
Several types of learning objectives are present in classrooms today. While educational objectives that refer to content knowledge and skills are the most common, the incorporation of language objectives is becoming increasingly popular. This is especially true in classrooms with English language learners and in bilingual programs as a way to communicate to students how they will increase their knowledge, understanding and fluency in the target language.
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Arming Arkansas teachers with guns in school
USA Today
When the new school year begins in Clarksville, Ark., some staff will carry a slightly heavier workload — 9mm handguns. The school district is making use of a state law that allows teachers to carry concealed handguns on campus.
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Arizona 3rd-graders face new reading standard this year
Cronkite News via Maricopa Monitor
Arizona children entering third grade this year are the first who will have to prove that they can read at an acceptable level or face being held back. The Arizona Department of Education estimates that the law taking effect this fall will force about 1,500 children to repeat third grade next year. Another 17,000 third-graders are at risk of being held back under the new rule, said Pearl Chang Esau, president of Expect More Arizona.
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Call for contributors
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The TESOL Book Publications Committee is looking for contributors to a new book on Integrating Pronunciation With Other Skills Areas. The book will consist of separately authored units that address the connections between pronunciation and other skills areas, such as Pronunciation and Grammar or Pronunciation and Reading. Deadline for proposals is Sept. 30.
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Report: English-learner population in US rises
Education Week (commentary)
Nine percent of the United States population aged 5 and older in 2011 was not proficient in English, an uptick from two decades earlier when that share was 6 percent, according to a new analysis from the Migration Policy Institute.

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Funding boost for English language learners prompts some backlash
Las Vegas Sun
Gov. Brian Sandoval called it historic. State Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis called it momentous. No state legislator voted against it. The Clark County School Board unanimously approved it.

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Struggling with the past tense: Verbal acquisition of -ed forms following monophthongs in verbs
By Beth Crumpler
We are continuing the series on ELL pronunciation struggles with the past tense -ed. In this third part of the series, we are addressing verbal fluency of past tense -ed following monophthongs, one vowel sound in one syllable.

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Rand Paul wants more school choice for poor, minority students
The Washington Post
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., wants children — especially minority and poor children — to have more choices in education. He wants more public charter schools. He wants more vouchers so that students can use tax money to enroll in private schools. He says students ought to be able to attend any public school in a community, regardless of their neighborhood and property lines.
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California moving away from corporate education reform
The Huffington Post
California's shift to a new weighted student funding model represents just the most recent example of how Democratic state policymakers here are charting a different course in education policy than the Obama administration and Congress.
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Policy seeks to penetrate language barrier in California
Press-Telegram
Esther del Valle wants to be a part of the civic process in California. But the 50-year-old del Valle, who was born in Mexico and has lived in Long Beach for 14 years, only has a basic understanding of English. If she wants to voice her opinion at a government meeting, she must rely on an interpreter who often cannot be provided on short notice. And then there are the difficulties presented by the conflicting nuances of English and Spanish.
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New Jersey ESL students are having fun with science
njtoday.net
In an academic year, ESL students are responsible for learning hundreds of science vocabulary terms while at the same time they are learning English. This can be difficult to navigate unless a series of scaffolding strategies are put in place.
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Program makes learning English fun
The Daily Item
Rene DeJesus got the fright of his life when his 13-year-old walked into his family's house looking like he had been assaulted or in an accident. Erskine DeJesus quickly attributed his overly realistic and traumatic appearance to the theater class he recently took. The Endicott College class is just one of several new experiences DeJesus and 28 other middle school students encountered during a nearly monthlong English-immersion program.
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The reality of our race-based achievement gap
The American Prospect
In much of recent memory, battles over education reform have been portrayed as Republican governors against teachers' unions. But lately, we've also seen hard-line education reform-minded Democrats going against the party's traditional base of labor liberals. But new research shows that there might be something deeper going on than simple union versus education reform in fighting. Instead, battles over education may be tied to an even deeper issue: race.
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Are texting and tweeting making our students bad writers?
Common Sense Media
The Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project surveyed middle and high school teachers about the impact of digital tools on student writing. While some 78 percent of the 2,462 teachers surveyed said tools such as the Internet, social media and cellphones "encourage student creativity and personal expression," others expressed concern that such tools are also having undesirable effects on students' formal writing.
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Washington, DC, students reach new heights in annual standardized tests
The Washington Post
Students in the Washington, D.C.'s traditional public schools scored higher than ever on the city's math and reading tests this year, also posting the largest single-year gain since 2008, according to recent test results.
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Protecting kids from summer-learning loss
The Seattle Times (commentary)
Many children equate summer with vacation, adventure and new experiences that create lasting memories. However, for more than 472,000 of Washington's children living in poverty, summer means boredom and hunger. These kids have limited access to fun summer programs that keep them learning, nourished and ready to return to school on track and at grade level in the fall.
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How early should kids learn English?
The Korea Herald
Korea: Korea's English fever is well known. Despite a free public education system ranked among the best in the world, Korean parents spend some $18 billion on private education each year, much of it on English education.
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What will new English language proficiency tests cost?
Education Week
Now that we know how much states are likely to have to pony up per student for the new PARCC tests, similar cost questions are being raised about the new English language proficiency exams being designed to connect to the common standards. And the answer at this point is a big question mark.
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Student interns learning English language skills
Park Rapids Enterprise
Students arriving for English as a second language classes are far from the traditional. Instructor Linda Uscola greets people from across the globe, and this summer is no exception. In early July, some of the students with internships at Bergens Nursery in Minnesota arrived for class, the numbers growing after they shared their experience with peers. The students — in their 20s, eight males and eight females — are college students or graduates. The seven Brazilians speak Portuguese, three Haitians communicate in French Creole and the six Ukrainians speak Russian.
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Daily Telegraph used to help teach English in China
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
China: In China, individuals learning English have the opportunity to advance their skills by reading The Daily Telegraph. Not only do they learn new words, they learn about the culture and lifestyles of Americans.
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Hispanic adults seek better lives through English language
Half Moon Bay Review
When 35-year-old Marcos Santacruz moved to the United States from Mexico as a teenager, he arrived with no knowledge of the English language. He could not speak to cashiers at the grocery store, nor could he talk to a doctor about health concerns without a translator present. "I knew nothing. I started here from zero ... It was very hard for us," Santacruz said.
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Report: English-learner population in US rises
Education Week (commentary)
Nine percent of the United States population aged 5 and older in 2011 was not proficient in English, an uptick from two decades earlier when that share was 6 percent, according to a new analysis from the Migration Policy Institute. That translates to 25.3 million individuals — both foreign-born and U.S.-born — living here now with limited ability to communicate in English.
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Q-and-A: Stanford researcher on learning English in today's multiethnic classrooms
Stanford Report
There are more than 5 million children in classrooms across America whose primary language is not English. That's 11 percent of the U.S. school-age population. The figure is the highest it's ever been, and nearly every state is affected, says professor Claude Goldenberg of Stanford's Graduate School of Education.
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Disconnect between teachers and learners
The New Indian Express
India: The term "disconnect" in the English language teaching context can be defined as an instance in which a teacher of English fails to connect with learners and hampers learners from learning the English language effectively. In simpler terms, "disconnect" is an instance in which the teacher distances himself/herself from learners. The topic implies that teachers of English are expected to connect with their learners.
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New report documents effects of childhood poverty on education, adult life
Youth Today
The United States prides itself on being the land of opportunity, and we like to believe that everyone has the chance to succeed in life. A key component in this belief is the provision of free public education, which is intended to reduce the differences among children of varied circumstances, giving each a chance to achieve according to his or her abilities and talents. However, according to Bruce Baker, professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University and co-author of a new report from the Educational Testing Service, "Child Poverty and Education: Finding the Way Forward," that belief may not hold up to scrutiny.
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How are classrooms implementing mobile technology?
eSchool News
Advocates of mobile technology in the classroom say that devices such as tablets and smartphones boost student engagement and offer a way to personalize learning for each student. Now, a new survey takes a look at the extent to which mobile technology has penetrated classrooms and reveals what's keeping some districts from forging ahead with mobile technology deployments.
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Houston teacher improves learning environment by continuing education
KTXH-TV
With an ever-growing population, the Houston area must also grow its support systems for its citizens and their families. This includes making sure that all of the area's children have access to good schools, of which Houston has many. Houston Independent School District is the largest school district in the state, and many suburban districts are catching up to it. Education is a great way to take what you have learned and pass it on to others, if you value helping the next generation. Educator Amanda Lucas shares her experiences with teaching.
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