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Un plan pour le primaire et le secondaire/A K-12 plan

Déjà qu’on veuille faire fusionner les commissions scolaires dans un effort d’allègement de la bureaucratie, avec, en sus, l’abolition des directions régionales du MELS, on fait un pas dans la bonne direction. 1,451 more words

Policy

The Numbers Tell the Story: the US Isn’t Prepared for Languages, STEM

It’s no secret that STEM and world languages are keystones in American educational goals as we move forward in the 21st century. The Department of Commerce quantified the urgency of improvements in this area… 444 more words

Spanish

No Books, Just Tests. How American Children are Being Set Up For Failure.

In a move likely to cause political and academic stress in many states, a consortium that is designing assessments for the Common Core State Standards released data Monday projecting that more than half of students will fall short of the marks that connote grade-level skills on its tests of English/language arts and mathematics. 7 more words

It's for the Kids, Right? Nope!

In defense of Common Core, some commentators have stood aside the Common Core Standards Initiative and blamed opponents of high-stakes testing for distorting the public’s understanding of the benefits of the national standards. 28 more words

#SimplyGiveThanks

Kid President has joined with Gener.us this week to promote their #SimplyGiveThanks campaign.  He is producing a short video on Facebook each day with a challenge to give thanks.   279 more words

Education

North Carolina School Excels In Teaching Dual Language Learners

By Dr. Marciene Mattleman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - There are many approaches to teaching English language learners, but the Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte, NC is worth attention having produced some of the highest math achievers in the district. 122 more words

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Developing School Capacity for Diversity

Developing School Capacity for Diversity
Source: Migration Policy Institute

For children of migrant background, school quality is critical to ensuring academic success. Research shows that school quality has a greater impact on the education outcomes of migrant children compared to their peers of higher socioeconomic status or ethnic majority background.

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Social And Cultural Issues