Dallas ISD chief Hinojosa says bilingual teachers ‘protected’

October 23, 2008

DALLAS, TX–Dallas schools superintendent Michael Hinojosa said today that bilingual teachers were largely protected from recent layoffs because of the district’s student population. Students with limited proficiency in English now number 53,785 in the Dallas Independent School District, or 34 percent of total enrollment. full story


From Egypt to Brunei, British schools are growing in popularity

October 23, 2008

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–The Empire may be long gone, but there is one remnant of Britain’s colonial past on which the sun never sets. British schools abroad are booming. Last year, more than 1,200 opened across the world. Older, more established British international schools are vastly over-subscribed, with many embarking on building projects to meet the growing demand full story


Overseas students want to study near London

October 23, 2008

LANCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM–International students are more concerned with how close a university is to London than by the fees it charges, a study has shown. Studying in or near the capital is one of the top priorities for overseas students deciding where to study for a degree in the UK, Lancaster University academics found. It matters more to them than full story


GW Wins $10 Million Contract for Language Clearinghouse

October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC–A $10 million, five-year contract has been awarded to George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition, GW has announced. The funds support the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA), which full story


GES bemoans fallen standard of the English language

October 23, 2008

KUMASI, GHANA–Mr Samuel Bannerman-Mensah, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), on Wednesday attributed the falling standard of education to the downward trend of the English language. Speaking at a national forum on the falling standard of education for directors of education, heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) and heads of English departments in Kumasi, full story


OU’s international student population reaches all-time high

October 23, 2008

ATHENS, OH–Following a three-year trend of increases partly because of recruiting efforts aimed at Chinese undergraduates, Ohio University’s international enrollment reached a record high this year. Preliminary fall 2008 international enrollment is 1,451 — up from a final count of 1,256 last year, according to the Office of Institutional Research, which won’t have final numbers full story


Measure 58 raises concerns

October 23, 2008

PORTLAND, OR–His name has been changed to protect his privacy, but “Albert,” short for Einstein, will more than likely end up in the public eye eventually. Albert currently attends the University of Oregon and expects to graduate with a degree in architecture. His wedding announcement appeared in The Oregonian a while back, where a former teacher saw it. full story