Some interesting news from Florida: Last week, Florida's Board of Education voted that parents of English-language learners can opt for their child to stop receiving ELL services even if the student has not tested as proficient in English. The main concern is that this opt-out implies that the dis...
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September 30, 2011
September 26, 2011
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 19, 2011
Verbling, a new free website and tool for language learners around the world, is like the popular webchat phenomenon "Chatroulette," but with an educational twist.
September 09, 2011
A commentary writer says English-language learners' needs should be considered from the get-go when drafting the new, common core assessments.
August 16, 2011
Word Generation, a new vocabulary program for middle school students, targets academic language to boost reading comprehension, particularly among ELLs.
August 15, 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $1 million to a Stanford University-led effort to develop English-language-proficiency resources for the states' common-core academic standards.
June 14, 2011
A bilingual educator writing a guest blog post at Voice of San Diego says that students can benefit from instruction that lets them know what does and doesn't transfer from their first language to English.
June 03, 2011
Peer pressure can influence children who are bilingual to reject using their home language, writes researcher François Grosjean.
February 09, 2011
ASPIRA of Pennsylvania has launched a bilingual cyber school, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
December 13, 2010
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a plug for the teaching of foreign languages in elementary and secondary schools last week without mentioning the great resource this country has of children who grow up speaking a language other than English at home.