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What's it like to attend a multilingual high school?
What's it like to attend a multilingual high school?
At Pennsylvania's Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia, more than 15 languages are spoken in a student body of nearly 4,000. To help support such a diverse array of English language learners, the school created a peer tutoring program. As p...
Succeeding at this high school means juggling multiple languages
Succeeding at this high school means juggling multiple languages
Muath Farea is at a desk by himself, studying for his World History final. He's writing in English — but that's not his first language. So, sometimes, his teacher helps him. "Miss, what mean this word?" Muath asks. "I still not understand." "The ...
Navigating a sea of words: An assessment of academic conversation
Navigating a sea of words: An assessment of academic conversation
The use of structured academic conversation in the classroom is becoming more sophisticated. However, many teachers are either still unsure about how to assess the quality of the conversations. How do we know the students are talking about germane cont...
Supporting dual language learners in early learning settings
Supporting dual language learners in early learning settings
The White House is announcing a new Federal policy statement from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting our country's youngest dual language learners in early childhood programs. The Obama administration w...
7 digital resources for students learning English or any other language
7 digital resources for students learning English or any other language
In classrooms all across the country, old-fashioned textbooks and stodgy lesson plans are sucking the life out of language learning. These classes leave so many learners apathetic or frustrated as they recite scripted dialog or memorize an endless lita...
Duke student project aims to improve K-12 Latino students' English skills
Duke student project aims to improve K-12 Latino students' English skills
Led by their professors, a team of undergraduate students at Duke University is working on a project designed to enhance professional development for North Carolina elementary school teachers whose students lack essential English language skills. The p...
Refugees around the world can now take online classes for free
Refugees around the world can now take online classes for free
Of the myriad troubles that come with being displaced from one's home country, losing educational credentials may seem small. But it isn't. Refugees who resettle in other countries often find themselves unable to continue on their previous career path ...
Why getting a student's name right is important for all school staff
Why getting a student's name right is important for all school staff
Researchers have explored how mispronouncing a students' name can affect a child's experience in school. Now, the research arm of the federal Education Department says that getting a students' name right is essential to ensure they're getting the servi...
Refugees in Pennsylvania district denied access to adequate education, lawsuit argues
Refugees in Pennsylvania district denied access to adequate education, lawsuit argues
The American Civil Liberties Union and Education Law Center have filed a lawsuit against the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, schools, claiming the district barred English language learner refugee students from attending traditional high schools because of the...