School Districts Create Joint Curriculum

Mathematics and English classes for students who are at risk of not graduating from high school will be part of a new focus as the Rio Grande Valley school districts create joint curriculum with higher education institutions.  An agreement has been signed to move...

Advanced Placement English Class is Fun

Kerryan Tracy’s Advanced Placement English class is fun. Students in this class at B.M.C. Durfee High School were presenting criminal profiles of the namesake in the Mary Shelley classic “Frankenstein.” They created “wanted posters” for the “creature on the...

English Language Learners and Technology

It is well known that those students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are more likely to have less access to technology in their homes. They do have some access in school for testing and other programs but the technology gap for these students is still very...

How To Teach English Language Learners With Photos

Teacher Larry Ferlazzo in this blog post suggests several activities, including some that use photos and videos, to help teach English-language learners. In one activity, students view photos and, throughout the week, write words, then sentences and finally essays...