Common Core Math, English Proficiency Up Slightly In NYC, StatewideThe state’s third- through eighth-graders – as well as those specifically of New York City – did slightly better on Common Core-aligned math and English assessments than last year.
Agreement Could Make It Easier For Nassau County Authorities To Communicate With Residents With Limited English Speaking AbilityUnder the agreement, the department will provide all necessary interpretation and translation for crime victims, witnesses and investigation subjects. It also will try to recruit bilingual officers and make available translated materials and public notices.
Inwood Laundromat Becomes English ClassroomLocal artist Hector Canonge decided to teach free English classes at the Magic Touch Laundromat twice a week for a month.
NY Pols Seek To Make Business Signs Mostly EnglishTwo New York City Councilmen want to rewrite foreign-language store signs in English.
Two City Council Members Back Bill Requiring English Store SignsPeter Koo and Dan Halloran are concerned about the proliferation of shops and stores that have store names written in other languages.