Osaka bets big on TOEFL to boost English levels

Issues | LEARNING CURVE Jul 27, 2014

Osaka bets big on TOEFL to boost English levels

The Osaka Prefecture Board of Education is pushing through a raft of initiatives to shake up English-language education, chief among them the introduction of TOEFL at top-performing high schools, which will be taught by an elite group of teachers earning approximately ¥8 million a ...

National Jul 16, 2014

Industry internships a hit with teachers

by Masaaki Kameda

A record number of school teachers will participate in a summer internship program offered by businesses, highlighting educators' growing interest in gaining experience outside the classroom, according to figures released on Tuesday. The number of teachers from elementary, junior high and senior high schools taking ...

World / Crime & Legal Jul 16, 2014

Appeals court: Texas can use race in admissions

A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions, a year after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court. A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled 2-1 ...

States laud bilingualism at graduation

World / Social Issues Jun 29, 2014

States laud bilingualism at graduation

When Rachel Martinez-Regan graduated from her high school in western Oregon state this month, her diploma had a little something extra — an embossed seal certifying that she is bilingual. She is one of more than a dozen students at Corvallis High School who earned ...