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January 17, 2012

Pointing Out Inequities for English-Language Learners

A former Los Angeles teacher lays out a series of policies and practices that she believes contribute to the achievement gap between English learners and other students.

September 26, 2011

Extreme Schooling?

An exercise in "extreme schooling" mirrors the experience of countless ELLs in immersion classrooms, and is a good reminder of the anxiety, struggles, and frustration that come with attending school in a language you don't understand and a culture that's brand new - even in the best of cases.

September 23, 2010

Book Club Discussion To Focus on Illegal Immigration Issue

Education Week Teacher is hosing an online discussion the week of Oct. 25-29 with Helen Thorpe, author of Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America.

September 20, 2010

Good Read: The Impact of Deportation on One Family

A journalist and photojournalist for the San Jose Mercury News provide insight into issues about illegal immigration by following a family for a year after the father is deported and as the mother fights an order to be deported as well.

June 21, 2010

Good Read: Why One ESL Teacher Doesn't Like Test Prep

An English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City was successful in teaching ELLs so they could pass the English Regents exam, but he thinks his writing lessons were meaningless for students over the long-term.

April 05, 2010

Good Read: The Life of One Student in 'Stand and Deliver'

Education columnist Jay Mathews tells what happened to the only teenage character in 'Stand and Deliver' who was based on a real-life person.

January 07, 2010

William Zinsser on How to Write English as a Second Language

William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well, has given a speech to international students about how to write well in a second language, which has in turn been published in the American Scholar.

December 21, 2009

Book Captures Complexity of Genocide Refugee's Story

Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder, conveys the complexity of a refugee's feelings in finding a new life.

August 12, 2009

Good Read: Reasons Some Muslims Wear the Hijab, Even in U.S.

Rowaida Abdelaziz, a 17-year-old Muslim high school senior in New Jersey, explains she doesn't wear the hijab as a sign of submission, as some Americans might think, according to an article published today by CNN

June 18, 2009

Good Read: 'How Does Our Language Shape the Way We Think?'

A Stanford University research explores how language shapes how people think.

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