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October 2013

Cuban Expressionism Rose Eichenbaum captures Cuba’s love for communication in dance, music, and art Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text Kate Kinsella tackles the particular challenges of preparing learners to be able to analyze and...

The Bilingual Advantage in the Global Workplace

Mehdi Lazar identifies the four traits that give bilinguals a competitive edge   For the last 30 years, the world economy has been more global and multicultural...
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First National Spanish Bee Crowned

Victorious Juarez Evelyn Juárez, a seventh-grader from host-state New Mexico, made history by winning America's first National Spanish Spelling Bee this weekend. She won by correctly spelling the word bizantinismo, which means excess...
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Digital Guide on the Side

Tanya Roscorla predicts the digital trends that will continue to grow in K–12 education in 2015 as learning becomes more student centered Throughout these trends, you’ll find several common threads. The first is a focus...
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Biergärten Be Gone

Leanna Robinson checks out the alt side of Germany Post-internet art, technicolor hair, LGBTQ scenes, 24-hour clubs, underground performance art, postmodern paintings, tiny art galleries, avant-garde parties, electro music…travelers can find this and more when...

Revolutionize Reading Instruction!

David Boulton suggests a solution for low literacy rates in America     Plain Text Below The number one cause of low literacy in America is the archaic mental models that constrain the ways we conceive of, design,...

Castilian At Its Source

Castilla y León Spain’s largest region is home to many of its most ancient cities and landmarks, including Salamanca with its historic university, Segovia’s 2,000 year old Roman aqueducts, and Valladolid’s array of castles. With...

Apply Now for Study Abroad Diversity Scholarships

American Councils Diversity Scholarship Fund has supported 65 students across seven study abroad programs in 11 different countries American Councils for International Education is offering three Presidential Diversity...
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Testing Benefits

Mariana Castro shows what language proficiency assessments have to offer educators of English learners If you are an educator, chances are that you have had or will have a student who is learning English as...
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Duolingo Chatbots Aid Language Learning

The popular language-learning tool Duolingo that has long-offered free software for learners of all levels recently added a new feature to its arsenal: chatbots. Chatbots are algorithm-based bots that interact with humans naturally within...