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posted to Learning the Language on Wed 22nd May 13
The U.S. Department of Education's process to find a new contractor to manage the National Clearinghouse for English-Language Acquisition seems to be one without end. For the second time in the past six months, a protest of the department's contracting process ...
posted to Learning the Language on Mon 20th May 13
A group made up of undocumented Asian youths living in New York and other eastern states has launched a new social media campaign meant to push their stories into the public eye as the debate over immigration reform rages on in Washington.The project, called ...
posted to Learning the Language on Tue 14th May 13
Young English-language learners who are still developing oral and literacy skills in their home languages benefit most in early-childhood programs that regularly expose them to both languages.That's one of several major takeaways in a new federally funded analysis ...
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posted to Learning the Language on Wed 2nd Jun 10
As a journalist, I think often in terms of finding answers to questions. For this blog carnival, I've read the blog posts and then come up with a question that each one answers, kind of like what the guests on the T.V. show "Jeopardy" do. I used this same approach ...
posted to Learning the Language on Fri 19th Aug 11
The Obama administration announced Thursday it will halt deportations of many undocumented students and other low-priority immigration offenders through a new policy that will not require Congressional approval.Under the new policy, deportations will be suspended ...
posted to Learning the Language on Wed 17th Aug 11
I bid farewell to my job tomorrow at Education Week and to my authorship of this blog about English-language learners that I started four years ago. That's because I've accepted a job as an English-as-a-second-language teacher at a local high school. After ...
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posted to Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... on Sun 21st Aug 11
Learning The Language, the crucially important Education Week blog on English Language Learners begun by Mary Ann Zehr several years ago, will continue — for now — and be written by Alexandra Rice. It’s still unclear what will be happening ...
posted to Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... on Wed 17th Aug 11
Mary Ann Zehr, who has covered ELL issues for years at Education Week, has announced her departure to become a high school ESL teacher.It’s a real loss to all of us, but a huge gain to her future students.Mary Ann has reported on crucial information and ...
posted to In the News Blog on Fri 6th Aug 10
United States:The enrollment of adults in English-as-a-second-language classes rose modestly in Southern states from 2005 to 2008, the Southern Regional Education Board says in a report released on August 4.Read the full story ...