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31 May 2017
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Report considers English instruction in Europe
Report considers English instruction in Europe
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About 97% of students in Europe learn English -- up 18% since 2005 -- according to a recent report. All countries in Europe, with the exception of Finland, require students to learn English in school.
Daily Express (London) (28 May.) 
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England struggles to recruit, retain teachers
England is having trouble training, recruiting and retaining enough teachers for its growing student population. Data show that schools are having difficulties hiring enough maths and science teachers, in particular.
BBC (30 May.) 
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Recruiting international teachers has pros, cons
Recruiting international teachers has pros, cons
Some school leaders are recruiting educators from abroad to address teacher shortages and add international perspectives. Mukul Bakhshi, director of the Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices, says the practice can come with some potential drawbacks.
District Administration magazine (01 Jun.) 
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PISA data connect family income to financial literacy
Family income may affect students' financial literacy, according to recently released results from the latest Programme for International Student Assessment for financial literacy. Data show test-takers from higher-income families had more knowledge about financial concepts than peers from less-affluent families.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (24 May.) 
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Study: Young students benefit from iPads
Study: Young students benefit from iPads
Young students may get an academic boost from using iPads to learn, according to a two-year study of primary and nursery-school students in Northern Ireland. The study reveals a boost in engagement and motivation, plus improvements in English, maths and communication skills.
BBC (24 May.) 
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Creating Proficient Readers with Multisensory Literacy
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Vietnam prioritises English-language learning
In Vietnam, some students opt to learn the English language -- rather than Mandarin Chinese. Education Minister Phung Xuan Nha says the country is working to improve the quality of its English teachers.
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (30 May.) 
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