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Students will gain the benefits of a culturally competent teacher who is racially informed. If teachers recognize how oppression and systemic racism work and if they look through a racial lens in their work,...

Poetry in Motion

Poetry has been written and celebrated both as artistic expression and as a form of civil disobedience.Some overarching questions to consider include, how do these poems disturb what could be perceived as peace? How...

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

America-jin desuka? Nai, Africa-jin desu. Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for my train, a young boy aged about six traveling with his mother sat next to...

New Site Chronicles Endangered and Under-Documented Languages

The Pangloss Collection, an open archive containing more than 3600 audio and video recordings in 170 languages from across all continents, is now being revamped with a new website. Examples from the archive include stories and...

ALAS to Host Conference on Language and Literacy: Mitigating Learning Loss

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting a virtual mini-conference for superintendents Jan. 20- 21, 2021 to delve into the topic of “Language and Literacy: Mitigating Learning Loss.” The event will...

Israeli Policy to promote Arabic Language Education

A member of the Israeli legislature, the Knesset, has submitted a bill that would require Israeli children to study Arabic in school. Currently, it is common for Israeli children to study Arabic throughout middle...
Department of Justice sign, Washington DC, USA.

Parting Blow to Fair Federal Funding

According to The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to do away with the disparate impact rule when it comes to federal funding approvals in the...

Creating Community by Reading Aloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has unearthed so many challenges for our loved ones and our communities. In my work as a literacy advocate, I think about our children who have been so deeply affected by...

Canada’s New Indigenous Language Office

The Canadian government has created an Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages and is calling for applicants to fill new positions, including that of commissioner and up to three directors. Qualified candidates must...

Mexico and Spain to Promote Spanish in U.S.

The Instituto Cervantes and the Mexican government’s Cultural Diplomacy unit have begun collaborative activities for the international promotion of Spanish and its culture in 2021, following last month’s signing via videoconference of an action...
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