by Christa Mulker Greenfader & Liane Brouillette
This study examines the speaking abilities of K–2 Hispanic ELs who were randomly assigned to an arts-based professional development program that emphasized oral English-language interactions. Additional review suggests that the activities corresponded well to Common Core speaking and listening standards, but concerns are raised that a lack of speaking assessments in the Common Core may result in a subsequent distortion of K–2 instruction.
by Pamela R. Aschbacher & Marsha Ing
This study explores the relationships among fifth-graders’ perceived learning opportunities in school science, their perceptions of self in science, and their desire to take more science courses in middle and high school, using two different samples of students.
Education researcher Steven Athanases discusses his co-authored article, Learning to Attend to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners Through Teacher Inquiry in Teacher Education. Watch and discuss this episode on Vialogues.
by Richard Fossey & Robert C. Cloud
A dissatisfied former student sued Kaplan University in federal court, accusing the for-profit university of making false claims and disseminating false advertisements. A federal court dismissed her claims, ruling that she had agreed to arbitrate her dispute with Kaplan rather than sue. On appeal, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's dismissal.
by Gary Natriello
TCR announces the end of the current editors' term.