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If At First You Don't Succeed, REtry, REtry Again

Lee Gaitan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Lee Gaitan

Missteps, stumbles and tumbles on our journeys do not have to be the final word for any of us. The challenges and struggles we have not quite conquered yet do not define us; we hold the power to define ourselves.

Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

Applying the Right Technology for English Language Learners

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

There are numerous barriers in place when it comes to the instruction of English Language Learners (ELLs) in America's K-12 schools. There is the obvi...

Beatlemania: Abbey Road, Language and English as a Second Language

Stacey Cole | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Stacey Cole

Abbey Road by The Beatles is not only a fine collection of rock music, it's also a popular tool in ESL classes because of its unique linguistic properties.

Excelling Against the Odds in the ESL System

Sara Castro-Olivo | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Sara Castro-Olivo

Those girls were like me. They had good grades before coming to the United States. They came from caring families who supervised their every step and expected them to do well in school.

ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

Moving to China: Why a Little Crazy is a Good Thing

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Katherine Marie Priddy

A year ago, I was writing my senior thesis for my BA and could never have guessed I'd be teaching English in China in just one year. Several people have called me "brave" -- but I'm not brave, I just took a professor's advice seriously -- go teach in China, he said. So I did.

In the War on Poverty, Don't Forget Refugees

Jill Koyama, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Jill Koyama, Ph.D.

While the Act directs the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide all refugees with English language education, this rarely happens because of a lack of universal funding to local resettlement agencies that provide the education.

Why Demand For Spanish-Speaking Teachers Is Increasing

VOXXI | Danielle Restuccia | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices

The demand for Spanish-speaking teachers is increasing in urgency: As schools scramble to adapt curricula and classes to a changing population, it’s...

Language Barriers: The New Segregation?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The practice of placing students in talented and gifted programs is viewed by some as being inherently unfair. After all, who determines what is consi...

But Who Is An English-Language Learner?

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

The Art of Losing

Khanh Ho | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

Perhaps I was destined to grow into an expert -- an expert of loss. Perhaps that is why I even managed to lose, at such a tender age, something that another human being found unforgettable, so much so, that she kept it to her breast.

Civil Rights Investigation Triggers LAUSD Overhaul

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 01.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Triggered by a federal civil rights investigation, Los Angeles Unified has launched a network of programs designed to more quickly move English learne...

Continuing Education: A Foray Into Language Exchange

Shara Azad | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Shara Azad

I am taking Spanish lessons over the Internet. And as much as I'd like to pretend that my life is a Nora Ephron film, this has turned out to be no You've Got Mail-esque scenario.

Where To Teach English For Non-English Teachers

Leora Novick | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

While traveling through Spain I had the good fortune to be able to participate in two English immersion programs, Vaughan Town and Pueblo Ingles, respectively. Each week was magical, and nothing could have prepared me for the emotions I would feel after working so closely with these inspiring Spaniards.

Where To Teach English (For Free)

Leora Novick | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

At this unique language camp, English speakers are not charged to participate, and on top of that are given the compensation of free accommodation and meals for their time.

Latin America And The English Language

Enrique Molina Mejía | Posted 07.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Enrique Molina Mejía

Latin Americans can learn English without losing their own culture; what is more, multiculturalism will enrich our lives at an individual level and at a collective level; our cultural identity will be represented throughout the world, and we will understand other cultures as well.

Eunhee Jung O'Neill's Center for International Virtual Schooling

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Eunhee Jung O'Neill, Ph.D., is interested in long-distance learning, specifically about cultures. Eunhee is the founder and director of International Virtual Elementary/Secondary Classroom Activities.

American Apparel, Naked

Waylon Lewis | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style
Waylon Lewis

American Apparel's fashion sense is personal, retro, preppy, cute, disco, outre. Whatever their designers want to wear, it seems, they figure we'll want to wear. And most of the time they're right.