Digital learning tools for English language learners part of funding approved by Hamilton County school board

Funding recently approved by the Hamilton County Board of Education will provide resources for students learning English as a second language.

The more than $16,000 approved unanimously on Sept. 17 is from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III, Part A program — aimed to improve the education of English language learners by helping them meet state academic standards.

According to a summary breakdown from the school district, the majority of the money — more than $13,000 — will go toward instructional supplies.

The supplies, district officials said, are software programs like ELLevation, Rosetta Stone Classroom, and Flocabulary. The remainder of the funding will go toward teacher salaries and benefits.

Boston-based ELLevation is a distance learning tool that serves 450,000 English Language Learners across 260 school districts in 30 states. Flocabulary, founded in Brooklyn, is known for its online educational hip hop songs and videos. Virginia-based Rosetta Stone gives students

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Post from Community: MATC hosts Sept. 16 registration event for GED, HSED, Basic Skills and English as a Second Language Programs at Walker’s Square

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To help connect students with adult basic skills, GED, HSED and English as a Second Language courses, Milwaukee Area Technical College is hosting another in-person registration event at the college’s Education Center at Walker’s Square from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Students can register for English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Skills (math and writing courses), GED (General Education Development) or HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) programs.

The Education Center at Walker’s Square is located at 816 W. National Ave., Milwaukee.

English-language classes are available at all campuses; Spanish-language opportunities are available at Walker’s Square.

Strong health and safety protocols are in place. Temperatures will be taken at the door. A mask that

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Supreme Court issues notice on Andhra Pradesh’s plea to make English medium of education in schools

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The Supreme Court has issued a notice on Andhra Pradesh government’s plea seeking to make English the medium of education from classes one to six in its schools.

The SC bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph on Thursday sought response of Srinivas Guntipalli on whose plea the Andhra Pradesh High Court had stopped the implementation of the plan in government-run Telugu medium schools.

The high court in April had set aside the order for government schools to convert the medium of instruction from Telugu to English.

Advocate KV Vishwanathan, appearing for the state government, said the order during the hearing conducted via video conference.

He said a majority of parents wanted English to be the medium of education and it was a progressive, forward looking measure in accordance with the Constitution.

Advocate Gopal Shankarnarayanan, appearing for caveator, accepted the notice and will have to file response

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