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Investing in German

Why and where to learn the übercool language of economics, engineering, and design According to the latest estimates by the Goethe–Institut, around 14.5 million people worldwide are learning German as a foreign language. While German...

A Futile War

  Ross Thorburn rejects the illogical insistence upon banning mother tongues in the second-language classroom The War on Drugs In 1998, the United Nations decided that it was going to eradicate drugs from planet Earth by 2008....

Making It Add Up for All

A fifth-grade teacher tells her class that a person mowed their entire lawn. She gives them the length and width of the hypothetical backyard and asks them...

Busting Myths, Telling Truths

Matt Renwick recommends a grounded approach when it comes to technology in the classroom In a first-grade classroom, two teachers co-facilitated a literacy lesson. It was a shared reading experience that transitioned into a shared...

Elevating Investment in Youngest of California

du Alejandra Campoverdi advocates investing in pre-K initiatives, including dual-language programs, for California ’s most at-risk children One of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs in life is raising a child. My mother faced this responsibility...

French Regions Have Their Voice

  About 50,000 campaigners for French regional language rights have called on UNESCO to grant them "cultural asylum" and accused the French state of systematic linguistic discrimination amid growing concern for the future of indigenous...

Global Leadership Adventures

Global Leadership Adventures (GLA) offers unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for high school students to catapult their Spanish skills to the next level while participating in meaningful volunteer projects abroad. Students — from beginners to fluent...

New Arabic Center in Beijing Symbolizes Chinese-Emirati Exchange

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emitates (U.A.E.) celebrated the opening of a newly remodeled center for Arabic language and Islamic studies in Beijing, China. The Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan...

Bringing Parents In

Veteran second-grade teacher Nadya Abu-Rish explains how every educator can foster a learning environment centered on open and honest communication
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U.S. Senate Moves to Promote Study Abroad

Senators Say Study Abroad Prepares U.S. Students to Compete Globally U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., have re-introduced legislation that creates a competitive grant program for colleges and universities to expand study...
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