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The 4 C's of 21st century learning for ELLs: Collaboration

In the first two parts of this four-part series, we explored critical thinking and communication. Collaboration is the next topic we will explore. Any teacher who has tried putting students into groups to work together without first setting up guidelines knows that group...

source: By Erick Herrmann
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Think the debate about annual testing ended when House and Senate leaders introduced bills to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act that kept annual testing in place? Think again. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., introduced legislation that would roll back the...

source: Education Week

Community colleges — schools that offer two-year programs that introduce students to college life and prepare them to transfer to larger four-year universities to finish their degrees — are a phenomenon distinct to the...

source: U.S. News & World Report

Australia: International students Antonio Alvarez and Kathy Song had very different paths into the Australian National University, but both agree the English testing to secure their place was expensive and challenging. The minimum threshold of English skills for international...

source: The Canberra Times

India: R Saritha, a teacher of Olcott Memorial School in Besant Nagar, teaches theories of hard core economics to children of fishermen and daily wage workers who are students of class 11 and 12. "They understand and know the concepts, but when they move on to graduation...

source: The Times of India

Seventh grade at Indianapolis' Northwest High School was going to be a big adjustment for Jel Lu Too: He was a newly arrived Burmese war refugee straight from a camp in Thailand who spoke no English and had never attended a formal school....

source: Chalkbeat Indiana

In the 1920s, Aurora Orozco crossed over from Mexico to Texas — a child of African descent who spoke not a word of English. She was an uneasy transplant. Many years later, in an essay published in 1999, she recalled attitudes towards students who were caught speaking...

source: NPR

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