What are Dual Language Immersion Programs?

What are Dual Language Immersion Programs?

Today, Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs are an increasingly popular model for bilingual education in K-12 education. In 2000, U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley stated, “We need to invest in these kinds of programs… In an international economy, knowledge, and knowledge of language, is power.” Since then, the number of DLI programs in the U.S. is […]

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Which Foreign Language Should You Learn?

Which Foreign Language Should You Learn?

When it comes to deciding on a foreign language to learn, there are often many variables that come into play. Depending on the circumstances and motivations underlying the decision to learn another language, individuals will weight certain factors differently. Today, many high schools and liberal arts colleges require a certain level of proficiency in a […]

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Career Benefits of Studying Abroad: It’s Not Just a Vacation

Career Benefits of Studying Abroad: It’s Not Just a Vacation

Maybe you’re thinking about going abroad for a portion of your academic career, but you aren’t quite sure how to sell the idea to your parents or others who are worried about your life outcome. You don’t want the idea to come across as a waste of time, and you definitely don’t want to seem like […]

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Why Do High Schools Need College Counselors?

Why Do High Schools Need College Counselors?

Many students aspire to attend college, but not all of them are ready for the challenges of applying, attending or paying for postsecondary education. At a time when getting into college seems more difficult each year, there is a shortage of college and guidance counselors due to budget cuts and other challenges. One in five high […]

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Does the U.S. Have a High School Dropout Crisis?

Does the U.S. Have a High School Dropout Crisis?

In today’s world, dropping out of high school is a sure way to end your ability to make a secure living. In 2009, individuals over 18 years old who had not completed high school or earned their General Educational Certificate (GED) made approximately $20,241 annually –$10,386 less than a high school graduate and less than half of what a person […]

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Does Parent Involvement in School Help Students Succeed?

Does Parent Involvement in School Help Students Succeed?

If you have a child attending school, getting involved in his or her learning is a must. Research by various groups over the past 3 decades points to the positive impact a parent’s relationship with school has on a child. From research groups, including the National Coalition for Parent Involvement (NCPI), to various levels of government, there […]

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Should Cell Phones Be Allowed In The Classroom?

Should Cell Phones Be Allowed In The Classroom?

Cell phones are everywhere and have undeniably become an integral part of everyday life. Everyone from teens to seniors seems to have one on their person —  even toddlers know how to use them for games and entertainment!  Just a few years ago, cell phones were simply used to speak with someone. Now their functions reach far […]

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Magnet Schools: What Are They?

Magnet Schools: What Are They?

Magnet schools came into being at the end of the 1960s and early in the 1970s as an alternative to busing children to school during the desegregation movement. The intent was to combine various cultural and ethnic groups from one area together in one school. This purpose has since changed. While concept of promoting choice […]

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How to Fund Your Semester Abroad

How to Fund Your Semester Abroad

Studying abroad is an alluring and adventurous alternative to spending another semester at your home university and in the same culture you’ve been accustomed to your entire life. Taking the traveler’s route and studying abroad for a semester, however, can be expensive. Luckily, there are ways to make this dream a reality if you know where […]

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The Importance Of School Breakfast Programs

The Importance Of School Breakfast Programs

No child should ever go to school hungry. Yet, according to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), nearly 16 million children live in homes struggling with hunger. In a country where food is not scarce, that number is far too high. In order to make sure students are fed, it is essential that every school participate in […]

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