Horses Help Children With Autism

One day a week a special class is bused to a country location, where horses help children with autism. The young students from room 35 come from areas throughout Cherokee and Crawford County. Every day they are bussed to Pittsburg, Kansas, to the only elementary...

Vietnamese Class Taught as a Foreign Language

Foreign language offerings in high schools are often Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese, but now one school features a Vietnamese class taught as a foreign language. In Fairfax County, Virginia, more than 5,000 students speak Vietnamese at home. The first class in...

Students Celebrate Writing Talents

An annual writers’ workshop in a school library has provided an opportunity to have students celebrate writing talents. Wallace Intermediate School’s media specialist, Jackie Huster, hosts the annual event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of...

Shortage of Bilingual Teachers

While bilingual and dual language immersion programs are an increasingly important offering of many school districts, a shortage of bilingual teachers presents a constant challenge. The result is that even in well planned programs, staff loss can cut deep, as...

Confucius Classrooms

Confucius classrooms are becoming more present in the USA. There are classes that are in US schools, support innovative teaching of Chinese language and culture, and are designated by the Confucius Institute. The designation allows for additional curriculum materials,...