Foreign student numbers increase

November 25, 2008

AUGUSTA, GA–The number of foreign students enrolling in Augusta colleges are at the highest levels in years, part of a trend seen statewide and nationally. The Medical College of Georgia experienced a drastic decline in international enrollment from the 2000 to 2001 school years. Provost Barry Goldstein said he was unsure what caused it. full story
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Breaking barriers

November 24, 2008

AUGUSTA, GA–Four days a week after school, some Grovetown Elementary School pupils practice basic life skills such as counting money to build their English speaking skills. Right beside them, their parents are also building their English vocabulary. full story
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City, county schools surpass state English language learner targets

November 13, 2008

GAINESVILLE, GA–Hall County and Gainesville schools passed all three annual measurable achievement objectives under No Child Left Behind pertaining to the performance of limited English proficient students last school year. Results from the annually administered ACCESS English Language Proficiency Test reveal 69.9 percent of the Hall County school system’s English language full story
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Coming to America: Blessings and challenges

October 27, 2008

ATHENS, GA–Yesenia “Jessie” Martinez is light-years from Tamazula de Gordiano, the Mexican farming community where she grew up. An older man forced her into marriage at age 14 and made her cross the border into California, where she worked 12 hours a day in tomato fields and orange groves. full story

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