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English language schools shake-up to protect students
Independent
Ireland: Major reforms are on the way to protect both foreign students and Ireland's reputation as an education destination after a series of embarrassing school closures amid claims of poor standards and visa abuses. The move coincided with the closure of another English language school in Dublin, the seventh this year.
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A majority of students entering school this year are minorities, but most teachers are still white
The Huffington Post
A majority of the public school students heading back to school this September aren't white. But the teachers leading their classrooms are still overwhelmingly so. This year marks a milestone for U.S. public schools in that it is the first time a majority of students will come from minority groups. According to projections from the National Center for Education Statistics, 49.7 percent of students entering public schools this year are white, compared to 50.3 percent of students who identify as black, Hispanic, Asian or another nonwhite ethnicity. Just 10 years ago, in 2004, nearly 60 percent of public school students were white. By 2022, that figure is projected to fall to just 45 percent.
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5 maps that show the best states for teachers
The Washington Post
As teachers across the country start a new school year, lawmakers in South Carolina are brainstorming ways to keep their teachers happy. The state's average starting teacher salary is in the bottom half among U.S. states, and every year, it has 4,000 openings for new teachers, but only 2,000 of its college graduates are going into teaching. Members of the state legislature have begun meeting in hopes of coming up with legislation to introduce in January to make the state more appealing for teachers to fill those positions. The National Education Association's latest ranking of states shows what South Carolina and other states are up against as they work to attract and retain teachers. The following maps look at five sets of data about teaching across the country.
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5 maps that show the best states for teachers
The Washington Post
As teachers across the country start a new school year, lawmakers in South Carolina are brainstorming ways to keep their teachers happy.

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Cutting to the Common Core: The key to English standards
Language Magazine
What is the most important standard among California's English language arts and English language development standards?

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Flexibility with English language learners
The Denver Post
The question of how to teach immigrant students has provoked perhaps the most bitter, rancorous debates in American education over the past 40 years.

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Big year looms for Common Core testing
Education Week
For four years, schools in nearly every state have been working to put the Common Core State Standards into practice in classrooms, but few have put them to the test — literally. This year, that changes. The 2014-2015 academic year is when nearly every state must have assessments in place to reflect the Common Core, or other "college- and career-ready" standards they have adopted. And unlike last year, when many states were allowed to cut back on their regular tests because they were field-testing new assessments, this year's achievement results will be a cornerstone of states' public accountability reporting.
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Many teachers 'lack a grounding in grammar'
BBC News
United Kingdom: Many young teachers lack a proper grounding in English grammar, a leading independent school head has said. Girls' School Association president Alice Phillips warned, in a Times Educational Supplement article, that teachers needed to be rigorously educated to deliver the new national curriculum. And she predicted the demands of the new math curriculum would lead to a shortage of teachers in the subject. Phillips, head of St Catherine's in Surrey, said: "Many of our brightest, most enthusiastic teachers have little or no grounding in English language or grammar — through no fault of their own — and are completely at sea with many aspects of proper usage."
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Grading teachers, with data from class
The New York Times
Halfway through the last school year, Leila Campbell, a young humanities teacher at a charter high school in Oakland, Calif., received the results from a recent survey of her students. On most measures, Campbell and her fellow teachers at the Aspire Lionel Wilson Preparatory Academy were scoring at or above the average for Aspire, a charter system that runs more than a dozen schools in California and Tennessee. But the survey, conducted by a tech startup called Panorama Education, also indicated that her students did not believe she was connecting with them. Ninety-six percent of the students at Lionel Wilson are Hispanic, and 92 percent receive school lunch assistance.
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Des Moines to focus on English language learners
The Des Moines Register
Boosting the reading and math skills of students learning English will be emphasized more this year in the Des Moines school district, an effort officials hope will lift test scores district-wide. Two new positions were created to oversee the district's English language learner curriculum. Classroom teachers have been encouraged to alter their instruction to help English language learners continue to expand their language skills in general education classrooms. In addition, the district will increase communication with the families of ELL students, officials said.
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New York City schools will push for more 'family connections,' parent involvement
New York Daily News
Family engagement at schools will be getting an overhaul, the city schools boss tells the Daily News. Changes include longer one-on-one parent-teacher conferences, workshops for parents and support for GED and English as a second language classes for moms and dads.
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Historic English language program unites ASU and students from Mexico
Arizona State University
As Arizona State University students are getting settled into the fall semester, a cohort from the Universidad de Guadalajara recently capped off a historic, month-long English as a second language program that hopes to strengthen ties between the two universities and bolster U.S. and Mexico relations through educational exchange.
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English as a second language: International families learn more than language
Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Because Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, is the home of the Command and General Staff College, the Combined Arms Center and a diverse group of units, spouses from all over the world find themselves living on post adjusting to a new culture and new language. Two English as a second language classes are offered to international spouses to help them with this transition.
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Benefits for babies exposed to two languages found in Singaporean birth cohort study
A*Star Agency for Science, Technology and Research via Science Daily
There are advantages associated with exposure to two languages in infancy, as team of investigators and clinician-scientists in Singapore and internationally have found. The findings reveal a generalized cognitive advantage that emerges early in bilingual infants, and is not specific to a particular language.
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How to get students to work harder
The Atlantic
Over the past five years, more than $200 million has gone toward launching the new Common Core standards, with the goal of closing achievement gaps in public schools. But for all their meticulous detail about math and language curricula, the standards fail to address one important factor: the psychological barriers that stand between many students and deeper learning. Unless students are motivated to take on the new standards, and persuaded that they're up to the challenge, the Common Core could have the unintended effect of leaving many students even further behind.
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