An after-school tutoring program for some students in a Minnesota district also serves to connect them with the Spanish language and culture of their families. During the Hispanic Outreach tutoring sessions, students learn about their family histories and cultures and speak Spanish, a process that also increases parental involvement in the students' education.
Using student-driven ideas in lessons can help learners overcome distractions and stay on task, high-school teacher Dianne Pappafotopoulos writes. Pappafotopoulos shares how students' interest in the game Fortnite sparked an idea to use an "escape room" concept in her own lessons.
A group of Democratic senators has introduced a measure that would seek to reduce college remediation by aligning high-school courses with higher-education academic requirements. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., would provide grants to develop articulation agreements and other statewide programs to minimize remediation.
The College Board will roll out an initiative that applies an adversity score to students taking SATs starting this fall, following a successful beta test with 50 institutions. The score considers 15 circumstances, including crime and poverty rates of students' neighborhoods, and will only be disclosed to the college or university during the application process.
Internal resistance -- from peers, school leaders or parents -- is a common barrier that stalls teachers from adopting new practices in the classroom, according to educators interviewed by EdSurge researchers. The educators outline different tactics they use to elude such a barrier, including developing deep relationships with people to help them understand the teaching strategy.
The number of schools labeled as low-performing under the Every Student Succeeds Act varies by state, according to a report from the Center on Education Policy. The report's findings are not intended to help make state-to-state comparisons, officials say, because each state has adopted a different approach to implementing ESSA.
Housing options for 2019 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
Did you know you can book your housing for the ACTFL 2019 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo through ACTFL/Destination DC Housing Bureau? ACTFL offers the most convenient housing options for your stay in Washington, D.C. The ACTFL Convention hotels are located within walking distance from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Take advantage of the special negotiated rates with the hotels in our block this year. The deadline to book your hotel is Oct. 28, but hotels rooms are quickly selling out. Book your housing today.