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Teaching writing to ELLs across the curriculum: Strategies for success

Reading, writing, listening and speaking. Educators know the importance of these essential skills for student success, and a brief review of instructional standards will show an emphasis on these four skills. Traditionally, the instruction...

source: By: Erick Herrmann
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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.

source: The Modesto Bee

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...

source: MindShift

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...

source: EdSource

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...

source: Bloomberg Businessweek

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...

source: THE Journal

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...

source: Pilot-Tribune


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