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June 2016

Crossing the Dividing Line The promise that educational technology would be the key to closing the achievement gap between middle-class white students and less-affluent minority students has not been met for several reasons, some of...

January 2017

Inside January 2017 : Chinese Puzzle  As we move toward the goal of a million American K-12 students learning Mandarin, fears that the language is too difficult must be overcome Spanish Strife Ann Abbott  sees tensions in Spanish programs...

September 2008

Going for Gold As the world’s most spectacular sporting event of all time draws to a close, the scale of the Beijing Olympics, and the commitment of its organizers continue to impress. Five and a...

November 2017

The International Benefits of Language Education Michael Nugent, Martha “Marty” Abbott, Esther Brimmer, and Sanford J. Ungar discuss the importance of language education to the U.S. on the international stage Elevating Investment in California’s Youngest...

The Conduit Hypothesis

Stephen Krashen examines how reading leads to academic language...

Cultivating a Personal Style

Juliet Falce-Robinson insists on individual style in a skills-based approach to language teaching   The goal of a successful language program is to foment and foster the development of linguistic and cultural proficiency, and thus awareness,...

A Biography of the American Public Library

American public libraries have long been a gathering place for communities across the nation, but they haven't always been welcoming to women and people of color. The precursor to the public library, the “social...

Immigrants, Their Languages, and Their Children

Alex Poole presents three modest principles to facilitate familial bilingualism Headlines like “Majority of Americans Want Immigrants to Learn English, Poll Says” (Benedetti, 2013), columns claiming the “government should do more to preserve the role...

Building a Community of Year-Round Readers

If recent data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is any indication, literacy education is a challenge across the country, with only 35% of fourth graders and 34% of eighth graders reading...

Giving World Languages a Voice… Virtually

The year 2020 has proven to be a challenge for the world and tested its resilience economically, epidemiologically, and pedagogically. Public and private schools have had to shut their physical doors to millions of...
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