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Latvia Drops Russian from Schools

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has unanimously and without debate approved new education rules that plan for the gradual rejection of studying Russian as a...

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Korean Marriage Migrants Offered Free Classes

Since the 1990s, the South Korean government has encouraged Korean men, particularly those in rural areas, to marry women from overseas. However, the lives...

Paraguay Offers Korean in Schools

Starting this year, middle and high school students in Paraguay can learn Korean as a second foreign language subject, according to the Ministry of...

Latvia Drops Russian from Schools

Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers has unanimously and without debate approved new education rules that plan for the gradual rejection of studying Russian as a...

Name Changes Seen as Plot to Expunge Afrikaans

South Africa’s government is on a name-changing spree—and that’s sparking a fierce language war and fierce feelings. South Africa was colonized by Dutch settlers...

Russian in Turkmenistan

Last month, the Dunya Turkmenleri (Turkmen of the World) radio program, produced by Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL’s) Turkmen Service, launched a series...

Reading Legislation Update

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed into law the Kansas Blueprint for Literacy legislation, which would “amend teacher education programs to improve classroom instruction in...

VA Budget Amendment Could Hurt MLLs

According to analysis by WTOP News, Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s budget would cut funding for multilingual learners (MLLs). Some...

School Library Investment ‘Crucial’ to Literacy Success

According to a new report (www.americanprogress.org/article/investing-in-school-libraries-and-librarians-to-improve-literacy-outcomes) from the Center for American Progress, “libraries and librarians not only spark a love of learning; they are...

New Bilingual Educator Grant Opens for Dual Language Teachers to Help Build More Equitable Classrooms

Hispanic English language learners are now one of the fastest growing student populations in the country. Due to limited state and federal funding, bilingual teachers...

Science of Reading Bill Fails in California

California Assembly Bill 2222 (see April...

Paraguay Offers Korean in Schools

Starting this year, middle and high school students in Paraguay can learn Korean as a second foreign language subject, according to the Ministry of...

In Memoriam: Ivannia Soto

Ivannia Soto was an exemplary scholar-practitioner. Her scholarly contributions are impressive and include 14 published books, but perhaps even more impressive was her dedication...

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