Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Study Links Healthy Diet to Better Early Reading

A study released in the European Journal of Nutrition has found that healthy diet is linked to higher reading skills during the first three years of school. Researchers analyzed 161 Finnish children ages six to eight using the Mediterranean Diet Score (MDS), Baltic Sea Diet Score (BSDS), and Finnish Children Healthy Eating Index (FCHEI). They found, “Healthier…

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Free German Classes in Mosques

Germany has continuously been in the news for their practices of welcoming Syrian refugees and offering various programs to teach refugees German. The country has added another method of distribution with a new program that turns 30 mosques across Germany into language schools for refugees. In Berlin, classes are held twice a week in the…

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Survey Indicates Indian Bureau Succeeding

Released by the National Association for Educational Progress (NAEP), the National Indian Education Study (NIES) 2015 is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the U.S. The study provides educators, policymakers, and the public with information about the academic performance in reading and mathematics of AI/AN…

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Study Abroad for All?

Although last month’s news was dominated by the administration’s actions that depressed prospects for increased international educational exchange, on March 1, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) released its much-anticipated report “America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century” (see March 2017, p. 9), which recommended that Congress increase federal funding…

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French Promotion in the U.S.

More Franco-American PartnershipPresident to Announce New Fund for Bilingual ProgramsFrench President Emmanuel Macron will launch a new fund to support French-English bilingual programs in the U.S. on September 20 during his trip to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly. Macron’s support of bilingual education has already been evidenced by his decision…

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Talk, Read, Talk, Write

Teachers often feel immense pressure to cover too much material in too little time. They work tirelessly to ensure that their students are adequately prepared for the high-stakes testing that permeates the world of education. In addition to these accountability measures, today’s teachers are asked to communicate a dense and rigorous curriculum to classrooms full…