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Can Social Interaction Boost the Achievement of ELL Students?

All educators who work with English language learning students recognize that their lack of English skills can negatively affect their educational achievement. Researchers at Youth-Nex, the University of Virginia’s Center…

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Students Receiving Language Services In HS Less Likely to Graduate on Time

Although it might not be surprising, data collected by Raise DC, a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit groups in the Washington area, shows that students who receive special education…

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Repatriation: The forgotten journey home, and the future lost asset

At the just concluded People In Energy conference in Houston, a thought-provoking discussion on global mobility trends ended with a common theme among attendees: what can we do about repatriation?…

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Globally Connected Courses Bring Culture to the Classroom

The short- and long-term benefits of studying abroad are well established, yet only 9% of U.S. undergraduates study abroad. How can faculty and instructors help the other 91% achieve a…

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Speaking More Languages Improves Cognitive Abilities in Older Age

As our bodies age, so do our brains. Many of us have seen our aging family members grow older and slower over time, and aside from physical aches and pains,…

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The Numbers Tell the Story: the US Isn’t Prepared for Languages, STEM

It’s no secret that STEM and world languages are keystones in American educational goals as we move forward in the 21st century. The Department of Commerce quantified the urgency of…

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