New math, English standards may exceed current ones

The Tulsa World – NATE ROBSON “Oklahoma is writing new academic standards in math and English that in some ways go beyond the current standards and the now-repealed Common Core goals, according to a review of initial drafts by Oklahoma Watch. The drafts...

It’s Time Brits Tackled Learning a Second Language

Breaking Travel News – Staff Writer “The majority of the world’s population is multilingual – many speak three or four languages. Yet, us Britons admit to only speaking English when we’re abroad…But the benefits of learning a second language extend...

Why English spelling makes learning especially difficult

The News Miner – Greg Hill “The Atlantic Monthly is such a good magazine I subscribe to it, even though I can read it, and even check it out, at our public library. The reason is Atlantic has such well-written, informative and in-depth articles that really...

Shakespeare getting little love from American colleges

The San Francisco Chronicle – Nanette Asimov “A new study finds that English departments at just four of 52 top-ranked universities require English majors to take a course on the 16th century playwright and poet who is considered the English-speaking...