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Children Can Benefit From Learning Foreign Language

Escalon Times – Staff Writer Bilingualism benefits children in myriad ways. For example, a study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology found that bilingual children have a higher vocabulary range than monolingual kids. In addition, a review published in the Review of Educational Research found that bilingual students typically have stronger working memories and attention spans than their monolingual counterparts. Read More:...

Teaching the Principles of Computer Science Early in K–12 Schools

Ed Tech Magazine – Alexander Slagg Are we adequately preparing students for the 21st century digital world they will inherit? This question looms large among policymakers, educators and parents when assessing the state of computer science curriculum in K–12 schools. Read More:...

Developing Critical Thinking Skills In Kids

Moms – Jessica Tucker Kids use critical thinking skills in life daily without even realizing it. Be it in school where they are applying problem-solving to math or science studies, when dealing with their friends or when viewing content online, there is always an evaluation of information being done to form opinions. Read More:...

10 GREAT CHINESE CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR KIDS LEARNING CHINESE CULTURE

Book Riot – Jean Kuo Lee When it comes to learning Chinese culture and language, I know I can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the vastness of the language and the history of China. Even as a Chinese American myself, I often feel like my knowledge of this civilization’s history, culture, and language are just the tip of the iceberg. Where should I begin? In the effort to educate the kids, what good Chinese children’s books are out there to start them on? Read More:...

Graduating Options

Language Magazine – Tom Beeman As a high school teacher, I am often asked by both students and parents, which is the better option? For more than half a century, high school students have had the opportunity to enroll in AP courses with the goal of passing the culminating AP Exam in late spring to earn college credit and/or complete subject-area requirements. In recent decades, students have also had the option to enroll in community college courses as another means of earning college credit. This article will examine both options, focusing on world language programs, and share opinions from students and parents as to which they feel is most beneficial.  Read More:...