Students at the University of Texas-Southmost College work on a writing assignment in an English as a Second Language class in 2006
Parents in South Australia’s Aboriginal lands may lose some of their financial aid if they do not send their children to school. New rules link school attendance with payments for parents living. But the top advisor to the prime minister suggests other ways to get children to school.
Recent changes to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) are creating some political unease in China. The new SAT will require test-takers to read from parts of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence or other historical documents.
Two brothers are helping the Hanoi’s poorest students by giving classes in English and Japanese. Demand for the classes are growing. About 1,000 people are on a waiting list to enter. Ten people have offered to teach for free.
Many secondary and university students have returned to classes, or soon will. And some of you have told us that you worry about academic writing – writing for school. We know that writing papers can be hard – even a little frightening. Here are some tips.
Changes to the US college entrance exam SAT will take effect in 2016. Those changes could make the tests more difficult for foreign students. | As It Is
An United Nations report shows progress being made in education in Africa. But will all African countries meet the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015? | As It Is
New scholarship opportunities are available for foreign engineering students to study and work in the United States. And, an American performer shares his talents with children in Rwanda. | As It Is
Many of these children are separated from their family and not in school. In Burma, efforts are underway to build schools in rural areas. | As It Is
Many students are turning to online classes to meet their goals for higher education | As It Is
Also, we look at the growing demand for classes in English slang | As It Is
American study explores how musical training in childhood can influence the adult brain | SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
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And, Homeboy Industries helps kids quit Los Angeles gangs | As It Is
Should students be able to graduate from medical school in three years and law school in two? | As It Is
Also, children learn about business basics, and we remember the United States Supreme Court ruling that banned discrimination in schools.
We also play new music from Phoenix and tell about clothing swaps | American Mosaic
A survey of U.S. middle and high school teachers highlights the need for digital literacy | EDUCATION REPORT
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Nguyen Quang Thach provides libraries filled with books to rural schools | EDUCATION REPORT
Also at least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a minibus in Donetsk, Ukraine. And, U.S.-led airstrikes hit near a key Syrian border town for a second day, as Kurdish fighters defend the area from Islamic State militants. | In the News More
South Korean lawmakers have agreed to launch a new investigation into the deadly passenger boat accident in April. But many people are not happy with the measure. Other citizens protest a second investigation. More
An unidentified person has brought Ebola into the U.S. from Liberia. This person is being treated. Those he or she came into contact with are being closely watched. More
The US government’s Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes 50,000 visas available every year. The program is designed for people from countries that have “historically low rates of immigration to the United States.” | As It Is More
He won the Nobel Peace Prize and served as Georgia’s governor and as a Navy officer. Former peanut farmer, former nuclear engineer now works as a human rights activist. Liked and disliked around the world. He has written 26 books and is writing more. | As It Is More
Several studies found that children who had physical activity on a usual basis improved in school. The children also learn best if physical activity is included during class or before. | Health Report More
Many northerners wanted Union forces to seize the new Confederate capital and quickly end the rebellion. Pro-Union newspapers urged, "On to Richmond!" But the North soon learned it needed a better trained army to fight the Confederacy. More
The 17-year-old New Zealander is curating the soundtrack. The album is to be released a few days before 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' opens November 21st. | American mosaic More
The U.S. and China have the two largest economies filled with opportunities and jobs. In 2013, a Pew study found that 45 million international migrants lived in the United States. Yet only “850,000 people living in China were born in other countries.” More
Former NASA engineer helps group get information from a satellite that was launched in the 1970s and had been silent for years; giving an old satellite a new mission. | As It Is More