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Foreign language takes some emotion out of decisions

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Does it matter if the background of a decision is presented in a language that's not your native tongue? Does emotion still play a role?

Bilingualism is no great challenge for toddlers

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Cognitive advantages have been noted in previous research for bilingual children and adults. Studying how babies process 2 languages holds keys.

Teacher training could help English learners write

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When teachers of English learners took some professional development, their students performed better on key writing tests.

Language may be 1 factor in science bias

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Science and practice alike may suffer because some significant research is published only in languages other than English, the lingua franca of science.

Immigrants learn English, other skills in Stamford

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When immigrants make up a significant portion of a community, it becomes necessary to provide for their needs in English and job skills.

ACT to add support for English learners

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ACT announced that it will provide some supports for English learners for its college admissions test, beginning in 2017-18.

Schools struggle with English language learners

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Philadelphia has a student population made up of about 12 percent English learners, for whom English isn't the native tongue. How can they learn?

Blogger has tips for teaching ELLs about science

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Teaching science with the Next Generation Science Standards is a challenge, but it's worth every ounce of effort, esp. in the real world.

Court rules for Ariz. in English learner case

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A federal appeals court finds schools weren't breaking any laws when they were asked to separate Spanish-speaking students for 4 hours a day to teach them English.

Community liaisons can bridge gaps in understanding

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A community liaison officer, hired in East Hampton, N.Y., helps bridge the gap of understanding between the school district and Spanish-speaking parents of its students.