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Pro: Mandatory foreign language classes

The Roundup News – Nicholas Martinez

“Those who are bilingual tend to have noticeable critical thinking skills. They tend to be more proficient at problem solving, and this may even boost one’s chances at succeeding in other courses. Learning a new language can be very useful when traveling abroad. For example, if you take a French class before going on a vacation there, you can develop communication skills that will help you interact with other people who speak French.” (more)

The economics of math education

University Affairs – Stephen Watt

“As the dean of a faculty at the University of Waterloo with Canada’s largest concentration of mathematical and computer science talent, I have seen first-hand the positive employment outcomes that await well-rounded students with good math and computing skills. Math and computing is used in everything from optimizing airline routes to planning surgeries, developing new drugs and wave-modelling to save shorelines from erosion. In short, in a world increasingly driven by technology and data, math is part of nearly everything we do. Expertise in this area is increasingly putting job seekers in the driver’s seat.” (more)

How schools can optimise support for children with ADHD

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximise their academic outcomes. The study, led by the University of Exeter and involving researchers at the EPPI-Centre (University College London), undertook a systematic review which analysed all available research into non-medication measures to support children with ADHD in schools. Published in Review of Education, the paper found that interventions which include one-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation improved academic outcomes.” (more)

Colored filter improves dyslexic children’s reading speed

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Reading, one of the most difficult activities for children with dyslexia, can be improved by the use of green filters. A study described in an article by Brazilian and French researchers reports increased reading speed for nine- and ten-year-old volunteers with dyslexia who used green filters. The filters had no effect on age-matched children without dyslexia.” (more)

Children with problems or problem children?

BBC – Hannah Richardson

“There’s nothing pleasant about being on the end of a child’s angry or aggressive outburst – whether you’re a parent or a teacher. And if that outburst happens in a classroom rather than the sitting room, the consequences for the child can be much more serious. But how can we tell if the child is just “being naughty” or whether mental ill health is the root cause?” (more)

Bilingual education prepares children for a multicultural world

Education Dive – Jeannette Acevedo-Isenberg

“Our world is more multilingual and multicultural than ever before. Studies show that the earlier a child is exposed to a second language, the greater the likelihood he or she will gain proficiency. Recent studies also show that students in bilingual education programs outperform their peers in attention and reading.” (more)