PARENT INFORMATION CENTER The 5 Love Languages
Every child has a different way of showing love and feeling love from others. For example, spending time with your child, leaving them a note, buying their favorite snack, talking to them, and so mu... Posted on 12/3/12 at 1:01 PM
THE NEW FORTY How is a cuss word born?
If there is one thing summer is filled with on my street it is the laughter and shouts of children. The neighborhood kids are doing what kids do in the summer - play from sun up to sun down. Watching ... Posted on 7/7/12 at 9:34 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Grown-Up World of Make Believe
Movies arent real.
While ostensibly, most grownups agree on this, we frequently dont act as if we do. Its not so much that we look over our shoulders for zombies or vampires as that we gaze at our ba... Posted on 2/23/12 at 3:52 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! January Lesson Plans
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice holiday break. Here is a calendar with daily lesson plans using the newspaper for the month of January. The calendar is from the NIE Institute.
To download a p... Posted on 1/3/12 at 10:19 AM
Communicating from one language to another is nothing new. Centuries ago, the Rosetta Stone allowed scholars to use Greek to decipher ancient hieroglyphs. Today Google Translate can instantly change the languages of websites and emails. But those services help with the written word. A bigger challenge is how to instantly translate intense conversations, particularly when life or death hangs in the balance. A Minnesota start-up is out with a new device aimed at bridging the language gap.
Twice a week, Dri Maya Tamang, 37, waits outside her Grand Forks home for a small bus that will take her to English class at the Stanford Centre, an adult learning center affiliated with the public school system.
In hopes of boosting student achievement, Gov. Mark Dayton wants to boost funding for the state's English language learning programs by about $4.5 million a year, a 12 percent increase over current levels.
Adalberto Villalobos spends much of his day at the hospital or area clinics, helping bridge the communication gap between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking health care providers. He's part of the field of medical interpreters that is seeing increased demand as the St. Cloud area becomes more diverse, the St. Cloud Times reports.
Latin lives. Of all my causes espoused over the years here in the Herald, it has stood the test of time. And when I checked in with those who harbor Latin and the classics at UND, I decided it is an enduring cause.
Plants are keeping their double-barreled Latin names. But descriptions can now be written in either Latin or English. In the plant world, any step away from Latin is controversial, with some criticizing it as a travesty, and others heralding it as long overdue.
A state legislator has introduced a bill that would punish public school teachers if they use words that violate the obscenity and profanity guidelines set forth by the Federal Communications Commission.
More people speak Navajo at home than any other Native American language, a seemingly promising 169,000 people at a time when some tribes have lost their native tongue or are struggling to retain the words of their ancestors.
Minnesota's Hennepin County schedules new cutbacks -- in words A year after the federal government pledged in law to communicate rules and regulations in "plain language," Hennepin County is sharpening its red pencils, slashing through bloated verbiage and simplifying websites to make it easier for residents to understand what their county is doing. The county is not alone in that endeavor.
"I’m saddened to hear some of the comments and terminology that others have used....Calling people 'intolerant' when they are trying to help those in need is heartbreaking," the letter writer states. "The petition at Century (School) has let our community start talking about a program that needs help."
Jaded by the Internet free-for-all, teens and 20-somethings shrug off offensive words and name-calling that would probably appall their parents, teachers and future bosses. Most consider it no big deal, a new poll says.
Connie Cass and Jennifer Agiesta
, September 20, 2011
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