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Education

January 2011 Archives

Violence and Language

Violence and Language

It is hard to not to be thinking about the violence that recently took place in Arizona. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who were present at the shooting, but I am also thinking of us, the American public, as a whole. continue reading »

Three Big Ideas for Addressing Preschool Language and Literacy Learning

Three Big Ideas for Addressing Preschool Language and Literacy Learning

The challenges of preschool are growing. To help us meet those challenges, especially in the world of language and literacy learning, we can turn to such trusted voices as Dr. Catherine Snow of Harvard University continue reading »

Surround Yourself with Positive Energy

Surround Yourself with Positive Energy

Those around you have a big impact on how you are feeling and your ability to attract other people. Positive people help you build your own self confidence and help you see the possibilities around you. Negative people chip away at your confidence and add very little to moving forward. continue reading »

My Child is in Middle School- When Should I Consider College?

My Child is in Middle School- When Should I Consider College?

Many students attend a four-year college after high school graduation. They earn a degree once they have completed a program of study. A four-year college usually offers a bachelor’s degree in the arts (e.g., English, history, drama) or sciences (e.g., biology, computer science, engineering). Some four-year colleges offer advanced degrees such as a master’s or other graduate degree. continue reading »

Bullying Prevention and Response

Bullying Prevention and Response

For children and youth to thrive in their schools and communities, they need to feel safe and be safe — socially, emotionally, and physically. They need to feel as if they belong, and they need to feel valued. Youth, parents, schools, communities, continue reading »

U of I Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Mentor Latino Students

U of I Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Mentor Latino Students

Latino faculty at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) are taking the lead to mentor the next generation of Latino scientists through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recently awarded to Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, Sandra Rodriguez Zas, Maria Villamil, and Jesse Thompson. continue reading »

Internships for Latinos in Chicago’s Health Fields

In Chicago, Latino teens are being given an early opportunity and experience in medical fields at hospitals like the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago. continue reading »

New Mexico Hispanic Students lag White Students in Reading and Math Consistently for Six Years

New Mexico Hispanic Students lag White Students in Reading and Math Consistently for Six Years

A report released by the New Mexico Public Ed Dept that analyzed data to evaluate what was working and what was not in the education of Hispanic students. According to the report, the academic reading proficiency for Hispanic students stood at 47.9 percent, compared to 69.1 percent for white students. continue reading »

Young English Language Learners

Young English Language Learners

There is a large and growing segment of English language learners, or ELLs, enrolled in American public schools, the majority (80%) of whom are native Spanish speakers. continue reading »

Tamale Day at the McMahon’s

Tamale Day at the McMahon’s

My youngest brother married one of the brightest and most talented women I know. She has even spoken in my classes as someone who started and sold a business and the students loved her as well. continue reading »