International Student Growth Still Slowing

November 10, 2008

INSIDE HIGHER ED–International student enrollment at U.S. graduate schools continues to grow, but at slower rates than in recent years, according to new survey results from the Council of Graduate Schools. “I think what we’re going to need to do is follow this next year and see what happens. It could be a leveling off, or it could be signifying that the numbers are starting to drop,” full story
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Overseas students put off by our tarnished image

November 10, 2008

DUBLIN, IRELAND–Ireland‘s reputation as a quality location for international study leaves much to be desired: as a result it is failing to take advantage of quite a special opportunity. Why special? Because international students are increasingly seeking out English-speaking countries, and, of course, the only two options available in Europe are the UK or Ireland. full story
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Academics balk at ‘spying’ on students to nail migrant scams

November 10, 2008

THE GUARDIAN–Universities are being asked to set up surveillance units to monitor the movements of international students in a government-led crackdown on bogus student immigration scams, academics say. New rules to force universities to report overseas students who miss too many lectures to immigration officers will harm the academic-student relationship full story
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Schools’ resources important for helping children of immigrant families succeed in the classroom

November 10, 2008

PHYSORG.COM–Children of immigrants who enter school with low math and reading skills have a better chance of catching up with their peers if they attend a school with high-performing students, well-supported teachers and services to families of English as a second language (ESL) children, according to a new study. full story
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AUSD receives overview of testing for English language learners

November 10, 2008

ATASCADERO, CA–The Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees received an overview from AUSD testing and accountability coordinator Dan Mosunich regarding the expected results of the California English Language Development Test, which is administered to students every year to assess their spelling, listening, reading and writing skills, during a school board meeting full story
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Program that teaches subjects in different languages given high marks

November 10, 2008

MUSKEGON, MI–Interest in Muskegon’s Spanish-English immersion classrooms is so high this year that the school district decided to add pre-kindergarten to the new program. In all, about 90 English- and Spanish-speaking pre-kindergarten through second-graders have enrolled in the two-way immersion program at Moon Elementary School. full story
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New Group aims to apply standards to International-Student Recruitment Agents

November 10, 2008

THE DAILY MIRROR, SRI LANKA–In the world of international education, few subjects are as controversial as the use of paid recruiting agents. Paying the agents, particularly on commission, is often viewed as unseemly, if not downright unethical. But a new organization, the American International Recruitment Council, hopes to change that attitude. The council wants full story
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