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We’re thrilled that our daily Student Opinion questions attract such a variety of kinds of students to engage with current events and ideas, but we hope that English Language Learners worldwide know that we are especially impressed by their contributions. This lesson plan shows how to tailor the feature to the challenges and rewards of expressing opinions in a non-native language.
Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?
In the field of education, definitions vary for differentiated instruction, a popular approach for teaching children with a wide range of academic strengths and interests.
How do you feel about the Super Bowl in general? Will you watch this year’s matchup? Which team do you think will win?
Strauss: Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.
Early childhood experts have raised the alarm about some of the Common Core State Standards in the earliest grades, saying that they are not developmentally appropriate. The Core calls for kindergartners to develop reading skills, which some kindergartners are capable of accomplishing. But plenty of them are not ready to, and some can take into third grade (and beyond) to feel confident with reading. A recent report noted that forcing kids to read in kindergarten can wind up being harmful to some of them. In the following post, the mother of two daughters developing reading skills at different rates explains why she believes the Core early education Foundational Standards in reading are developmentally inappropriate. (You can see the Common Core standards for kindergartners here.)Read full article >>
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 26 article, “For Students (and Some Adults), School Cancellation in New York Comes as Welcome News.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
The future of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr appeared to be in doubt as the eight-member Board of Education prepared for a Wednesday executive session to discuss renewal of his contract, two county officials with direct knowledge of board deliberations said Tuesday evening.Read full article >>
U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home Saturday night for their own safety — while fraternity brothers party
Sorority sisters at the University of Virginia were ordered by their national chapters to avoid fraternity events this weekend — a mandate that many of the women said was irrational, sexist and contrary to the school’s culture.Read full article >>
Four months after the students were abducted, Mexico’s attorney general said confessions and forensic evidence supported the theory that their bodies were incinerated near a garbage dump.
A jury found Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty of raping a fellow student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing.
A new program at Hostos Community College will go beyond culinary classes to offer students a broad overview of food policy, social justice and business.