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Trial program takes new approach to teaching English learners
Trial program takes new approach to teaching English learners
Jose Perez never really worried about why his children had to repeat English language classes year after year. After all, they were born in California. Perez assumed the reason for the added instruction was that he and his wife have a rule that everyon...
Vocabulary doesn't have to be a bore
Vocabulary doesn't have to be a bore
Do your students cringe when you say, "We have new vocabulary terms to learn"? These students may recall the previous times they have copied words over and over again or looked up exhaustive lists of words that lack a connection to one another. Our lea...
Why native English speakers fail to be understood in English — and lose out in global business
Why native English speakers fail to be understood in English — and lose out in global business
Language skills are often trumpeted as a cornerstone of social integration, allowing citizens to participate fully in their host communities. British Prime Minister David Cameron recently announced a £20m fund for English language lessons to tackl...
State K-12 leaders cautious in assessing draft ESSA rules
State K-12 leaders cautious in assessing draft ESSA rules
Though the Obama administration got to propose — and will get to finalize — the regulations on accountability for the Every Student Succeeds Act, it will be up to the next administration to approve state plans and hold states to their promi...