Cue new research from one of the regional labs in the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences: “The Correlates of Academic Performance for English Language Learner Students in a New England District.” While it’s not directed specifically at early education, the study does offer analysis of how well various language support programs support ELLs’ academic performance.
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy suspended future use of a contract with Apple on Monday that was to provide iPads to all students in the nation’s second-largest school system amid mounting scrutiny of the $1-billion-plus effort.
Research is verifying what many teachers know: Well-designed digital games in the classroom increase student engagement, learning and retention. They improve students’ on-task time and even their social and emotional well-being. The benefits are especially significant when high-quality games are integrated into a curriculum over multiple lessons. So how can we put this knowledge to use as our new school year begins?
As of last school year, white students no longer make up the majority of students at Valley Point Middle School in Dalton, Ga.—a small Southern town near the Tennessee border. This shift reflects one that is taking place nationwide for the first time this school year, as projections show U.S. schools becoming ‘majority minority’ for the first time this school year. Although there is a sizable population of Latinos at Valley Point, there is currently no racial majority. Hear what school administrators, teachers, and students at the middle school have to say about the school’s diverse population.