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September 24, 2010

A 'Language-Independent' Math Program?

I'm intrigued by a description of a supplementary computer math program than is described as a learning tool that "doesn't require any language at all."

August 11, 2010

Conference: Implementing Common Core Standards for ELLs

Experts on the education of English-language learners will be on hand at a conference in September to discuss how the common core standards can be implemented appropriately for such students.

April 28, 2010

Lessons on Immigration: Help From the New York Times

The New York Times provides a collection of lesson plans and ideas on how to teach about immigration through The Learning Network.

March 23, 2010

WIDA: The Little Consortium That Grew

The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, or WIDA, consortium is trying to have more say over how publishers create curricular materials aligned with its English-proficiency standards.

January 15, 2010

34 States Have Resources on Core Content Standards and ELLs

Quality Counts 2010 finds that 39 states provide resources or guides accompanying their content standards in core academic areas that are geared to special student populations.

January 06, 2010

How Can School Librarians Reach Out to ELLs?

Materials are available only in English at 16 percent of school libraries in this country, according to respondents to a 2009 survey conducted by the American Association of School Librarians.

January 05, 2010

How Might Reading Aloud to ELLs Be Helpful?

Ragina D. Shearer, a middle school teacher in Denton, Texas, says that reading aloud to English-learners helps them acquire vocabulary and feel the rhythm of English.

December 16, 2009

Does Reading Recovery Work for English-Learners?

The What Works Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department asked the question about whether the tutoring intervention Reading Recovery works for English-language learners but didn't reach a conclusion.

December 04, 2009

Book Topic: How to Apply RTI to English-Learners

A new book published by Jossey-Bass includes information about how to implement Response to Intervention with English-language learners,

November 04, 2009

Tom Horne Persists in Critique of Ethnic Studies in Tucson

In his latest move to try to get Tucson Unified School District to halt offering ethnic studies, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction has commissioned a study looking at the test scores of students who take the ethnic studies compared with Hispanics in the state who don't.

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