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College Football’s 10 Best 2020 Recruiting Classes Right Now

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)This past weekend consisted of several huge days of recruiting for some of the top programs in the country. At its conclusion, dozens of commitments to the 2020 recruiting class were announced, altering the college football recruiting landscape.247Sports has updated its 2020 recruiting class rankings to reflect the changes. While there was no movement in the top two – Clemson and Alabama still dominate the field – there was plenty of movement in the remaining top ten.Here are the current 2020 recruiting rankings, with the star rating of the committed prospects included.From 247Sports: 10. Texas A&M – One 5-star / five 4-stars / seven 3-stars9. Michigan – Seven 4-stars / 10 3-stars8. Miami (FL) – One 5-star / six 4-stars / 12 3-stars7. Ohio State – Two 5-stars / six 4-stars / five 3-stars6. Florida – Nine 4-stars / Nine 3-stars5. Notre Dame – One 5-star / eight 4-stars / five 3-stars4. Georgia – Two 5-stars / 10 4-stars / one 3-star3. LSU – Two 5-stars / 13 4-stars / five 3-stars2. Alabama – Two 5-stars / 14 4-stars / four 3-stars1. Clemson – Five 5-stars / nine 4-stars / four 3-starsUnsurprisingly, the SEC makes up the bulk of the top 10 with six teams on the list, including three of the top four. The Big Ten and ACC each had two representatives, while independent Notre Dame also made the cut.Clemson, the country’s leader, has not made much noise since securing a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Demonte Capehart earlier this month. But they are still trending for several more five-star prospects that could make their 2020 recruiting class a historic one.As always, Alabama is high on the list as Nick Saban is putting together yet another class of NFL-quality players.last_img read more

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New Framework Law Promotes Multilingual Education in Morocco

By Margot Eliason & Kawtar EnnajiRabat – The Moroccan parliamentary commission for teaching, culture, and communication has approved a new framework law for education. The framework law allows for technical subjects to be taught in foreign languages, and require Tamazight to be taught to all Moroccans.The parliamentary commission approved the framework law by a vast majority. 25 voted in favour of the new law, while two voted against the framework. There were also three abstentions. The commission was, however, divided on two controversial provisions. A number of members of parliament abstained from voting for Article 2 and Article 31, which were only approved by 12 and 11 votes respectively.Article 2 specifies that scientific and technical subjects can now be taught in foreign languages through a pedagogy called “Linguistic Alternation” (the equivalent of Content Language Integrated Learning).The article defines the “Linguistic Alternation” method as a “progressive educational choice used in multilingual education, in an aim to diversify the teaching of languages.” However, the framework stresses that this new method should be followed “while prioritizing Morocco’s two official languages [Arabic and Tamazight (Berber)].”Read also: Minister of Education Launches National Platform “Morocco Digital University”Article 2 adds that this reform “will be carried out through teaching some subjects, in particular scientific or technical subjects, or chapters of certain subjects in one or more foreign languages.” Article 31 relates to teaching Tamazight in school. It states that “upon completing high school, students should have mastered both Arabic and Tamazight in addition to two foreign languages.”The law also states that, “all foreign schools based in Morocco are required to teach Arabic and Tamazight to the Moroccan children enrolled in classes.” The framework does not appear to apply to foreign students. Choice of language in schoolsThe new framework law promotes multilingual education. The choice of foreign language, and its integration into the curriculum will then be a matter of choice for the school. Teaching in languages other than Arabic has raised controversy. Some schools already teach scientific subjects in French. Some say this entrenches disadvantage when it comes to accessing higher education which is delivered in French.In January 2015, the Higher Council of Education discussed prioritizing teaching English over French as a foreign language.For some, English is an “international” language which will provide students with a competitive advantage.“English is becoming more and more essential in higher education schools and universities,” Samir Benmakhlouf, CEO of London Academy Casablanca, told Moroccan newsource Le Matin in February.“The mastery of this language is crucial as the majority of international conferences and scientific journals are in English,” he added. “In the job market, it is the linguistic dimension that makes the difference between two otherwise equal candidates,” he explained.The Minister for Education Said Amzazi stated that the approval of the legal framework today was a “historical moment.”It is the first time that the education sector will have its own legal framework, which is a first step towards the Moroccan education system “taking off,” Amzazi told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The legal framework aims to promote access to equal education for all Moroccan children. read more