ESOL parents gather for information

November 25, 2008

ROGERS, AR–Seven years ago, Monica Hernandez came to Arkansas not being able to speak English. It was through a pastor who helped interpret during one of her children’s parent / teacher conferences that she was encouraged to learn English, in which she is now fluent. full story
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Thriving adult education program gives thanks in new building

November 24, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, AR–The Fayetteville Adult and Community Education program held its annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner Thursday, making it the first dinner to be held in the center’s Jefferson building, 612 S. College Ave. full story
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Parents support SEI program

November 13, 2008

BENTON COUNTY, AK–Some of the parents of students in the first Structured English Immersion classroom at Old Wire Road Elementary School weren’t sure they liked the program. They were uncomfortable seeing their children – who still need help learning English – separated from the rest of the school. Teacher Olga Munoz soon won them over. She’s already seen tremendous full story
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UA head says aliens deserve degrees, too

October 29, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE, AR–The head of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said the state must do everything it can to encourage more students to seek bachelor’s degrees — including possibly offering illegal aliens the lower tuition rates given to residents. University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart stopped just short of endorsing a possible measure by full story
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Education in Spotlight on Statewide Ballots

October 7, 2008

EDUCATION WEEK–Education issues are poised to break through the din of presidential politics and economic anxiety in more than a dozen states next month, as voters confront ballot questions and constitutional amendments involving K-12 policy and school finance. full story