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September 8, 2014 — The important thing to remember in a bilingual education program, Nelson Flores told the teachers, is that a skill is a skill.
If a child is learning the skill, it initially doesn’t matter if they learn it in English or Spanish, Flores said. As they learn the languages, they will learn to think in the languages, and the skills will translate.
August 28, 2014 – Betsy Rymes is a great neighbor.
August 25, 2014 – Childhood play is more than scraped knees and grass stains—it’s a critical tool for development. Through play, children learn by solving problems, exploring, and practicing self-control. Penn GSE Senior Fellow Frances Rust wants to help teachers encourage playful activity, and in July she was invited to China to speak at the first Sino-U.S. Summit on Play.
August 11, 2014 — UNESCO on Monday awarded the International Literacy Institute (ILI), based at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, the Confucius International Literacy Prize for its technology-based program supporting literacy in South Africa.