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News stories tagged with "english"

NY test scores in English rise

The State Education Commissioner says English test scores are steadily improving for New York's school children, but he says there's more work to be done. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

ESL classes in demand in North Country

Literacy of Northern New York is seeking volunteers to teach English as a second language classes. The not-for-profit is trying to keep up with a growing number of military and academic spouses and farmworkers who want to learn English in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. Deborah Tate runs the organization's ESL program. She told David Sommerstein the students come from all over the world.

You can volunteer to be a tutor by calling 782-4270 in Jefferson and Lewis counties, and 265-0194 in St. Lawrence county.  Go to full article

Reading Challenge in Indian Lake

Teachers at Indian Lake Central School use a month-long reading challenge to spark an interest in literature outside the classroom. Todd Moe talks with English teacher Nora Harrington and school Librarian Karen Tinney.  Go to full article

NYS English and Math Regents Results

The news is mixed on the results of the Regents English and Math tests taken by New York's high school seniors.  Go to full article

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