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Education Lab Blog

Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

April 1, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Round-up: Dual-language classes catch on in Texas; N.Y. student accepted to all eight Ivies

Dual-language programs catch on in Texas (AP): More schools across Texas are testing out dual-language classrooms where native English speakers learn alongside students who speak Spanish or some other language at home. Across the state, nearly 70,000 public-school students are enrolled in dual-language programs; that figure has doubled since 2009-2010.

New York student accepted to every Ivy League school (Newsday): Kwasi Enin of Long Island, N.Y., has received acceptance letters to Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. The 17-year-old high-school senior scored 2,250 out of 2,400 on the SAT, placing him in the 99th percentile of all students who took the test.

College classes blend climate change into liberal arts (The New York Times): The University of Oregon’s “Culture of Climate Change” course takes students beyond studying the evidence behind climate change to thinking about how to respond to it through film, literature and other art forms.

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