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new SAT will require test-takers to read from parts of the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence or other historical documents.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
Read, listen and learn English with this story. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary.
Nguyen Quang Thach provides libraries filled with books to rural schools | EDUCATION REPORT
Many Ukrainians are now visiting the former estate of former president Viktor Yanukovych. You can go there to get married and to teach your kids about how corrupt leaders live. To learn great adjectives for describing how the richest people live, read on ... More
The shooting of an unarmed teenager fueled racial anger between police and Ferguson’s African American community. Now, some African-American parents and social workers are talking to young people about how to act when stopped by police. More
Like many cities, Washington has a graffiti problem. Buildings and homes, especially in low-income neighborhoods, are often targets of illegal artwork. Officials in the nation's capital have come up with an innovative program that uses the talents of local artists to beautify the city. More
Samira, age 17, and Samia, 14, are members of Iraq’s non-Muslim Yazidi minority. They and other Yazidis were forced from their homes in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Azar last month and captured by the Islamic State militants. Here's the story of their escape. More
How an old proverb led to two songs, a popular rock and roll band and a magazine | Words and Their Stories More
Scientists in South Korea find that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Read on to learn about this idiom and many other expressions. More
Researchers saw immediate changes in brains of people when they were told hard work is more important than their genes | Science in the News More
President Abraham Lincoln asked the states for 75,000 soldiers to stop the South's rebellion. But border states -- those between the North and South -- refused to send any troops. And some prepared to leave the Union and join the Confederacy. More
These days, we all know that exercise is good for our health. But did you know that something as common as sitting too much could be bad for our health? Read on to find out more about the importance of moving. | HEALTH More
The new report says the Earth’s ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. Ozone is a form of oxygen. It is found in the air we breathe and in Earth's atmosphere. More