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  • Dual-Language Programs Boost Student Achievement in English, Study Finds 11/22/2017
    English-language learners assigned to dual-language-immersion classrooms in the Portland, Ore., school district were more likely to be classified as English proficient by 6th grade when compared to peers enrolled in traditional classes, a new study by the RAND Corp. found. The research team also determined that the district's dual-language students significantly outperformed their ELL who […]
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  • Tech Company Wins Ed. Dept Award to Create Accessible Books 11/22/2017
    Over the past 10 years, the software company Benetech has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education to create accessible books for students with print disabilities through its Bookshare initiative.
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  • Are Parent-Teacher Conferences Becoming Obsolete? 11/22/2017
    A school district north of Denver is doing away with the traditional parent-teacher conferences this year, instead urging parents to log in to a website to find out how their children are doing. The Commerce-City based Adams 14 school district says it made the change in an effort to squeeze in as much instructional time […]
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