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Enigma of English education
Enigma of English education
English in Sri Lanka has become the passport to opportunity, and an essential requirement for almost every profession. And for better or worse if you can speak English you win respect as a person having knowledge of the world outside.
Paraprofessionals could help solve bilingual teacher shortages
Paraprofessionals could help solve bilingual teacher shortages
In April 2014, Connecticut Gov. David Malloy signed a proclamation to recognize the work of public school paraprofessionals. Like "Teacher Appreciation Day", the move meant to reserve time for honoring paraprofessionals' contribution to student learnin...
The superior social skills of bilinguals
The superior social skills of bilinguals
Being bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, b...
Syrian refugee family inspires waves of Kansas City support
Syrian refugee family inspires waves of Kansas City support
Ahmad Alabood, the wounded Syrian refugee in Kansas City, wants to talk to us. In the grocery store. On the Metro bus. At the park. The man whose family became the first Syrians to come into the U.S. under President Barack Obama's pledge to take in 10,...