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Stories with subject: Language education
  • Ohio school board debates sexual orientation rule 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

  • Personal experiences help sign language teacher 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:46 am
  • DANVILLE, Kentucky - What started as a degree in accounting at the University of Louisville eventually led Kentucky School for the Deaf graduate Max Williamson back to Danville as an educator.

  • Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:19 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state.

  • Norwich teacher helps newcomers navigate English 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:06 am
  • NORWICH, Connecticut - As an adult education English language teacher, Kathleen Pounch has learned she has to be ready for anything - even the question "What does 'Oh man!' mean?"

  • SDSU to implement intensive ESL program 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:26 am
  • MADISON, South Dakota - South Dakota State University will be implementing an intensive English as a Second Language program that will prepare students to meet minimum requirements to be admitted to college.

  • Catholic teacher contract gets exact on behavior 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:11 pm
  • CINCINNATI - The doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church is so complex the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is giving teachers a cheat sheet on some of the things that can get them fired.

  • Civil rights group sues New Mexico over schools 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:55 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A national civil rights group filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging New Mexico's public education system violates the constitutional rights of low-income children as well as Spanish-speaking students and others whose primary language is not English.

  • Nation's top education official visits Hawaii 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:13 pm
  • WAIANAE, Hawaii - The nation's top education official is vowing to look into concerns about assessments for students attending Hawaiian-language immersion schools and how Native Hawaiian-focused charter schools are funded.

  • Dual-language programs in schools gain following 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:55 pm
  • HOUSTON - Working on a math assignment, the 6-year-old girl placed Popsicle stick after Popsicle stick in a horizontal line on the table. "Uno, dos, tres," she counted, all the way to 10.

  • Fond du Lac High School censorship rule under fire 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 4:22 pm
  • FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin - A new policy at Fond du Lac High School that allows administrators to oversee student publications is drawing criticism and sparking a free speech debate - and several English teachers are asking the school district to rethink the rules.

  • US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 3:10 pm
  • GARDEN GROVE, California - When Thuy Vo Dang came to the U.S. as a young girl, her English took off. Her parents sent her to Vietnamese school on the weekends to learn her native language, but she eventually had to study it in graduate school to become fully literate.

  • As demand for teachers grows, so do salaries 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 12:19 pm
  • HOUSTON - After years of struggling not to lay teachers off, Texas public school districts suddenly are competing to hire new ones - with some Houston area districts boosting starting salaries to $50,000.