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Algeria Opts for English Elementary Classes

Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has announced that the former French colony and overseas territory will start teaching English in elementary schools later this year. “French is a spoil of war, but English is an international...
Maleni Chaitoo, representative of the International Disability Alliance, addresses the meeting using sign language

Celebrate International Sign Languages Day

Sign languages unite us! The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. According to the World...

Top 10 Most Challenged/Banned Books

The American Library Association condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order...

Book Bans Create Fear in Schools

With school book banning policies and legislation that effectively promotes classroom censorship coming into place across the United States, few days go by where these stories don’t seem to permeate our newsfeeds. In response to...

Celebrate Banned Books Week by Exercising Your Right to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the harms of censorship. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical...

Latvia May Restrict Russian

Latvia, a former member of the Soviet Union that shares a border with Russia, could move to restrict the Russian language in workplaces, according to the country’s deputy prime minister. Jānis Bordāns, who also serves...

Puerto Rico Teachers Get 30% Pay Rise

Approximately $215 million in previously awarded American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds have been disbursed to schools across Puerto Rico to help meet the needs of students and educators. The funds can be used for...

China Criticized for “Cultural Genocide”

On 30 August, the United Nations Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, activists from Tibet, East Turkistan, and South Mongolia called for the world community and the UN to “take urgent steps to...

Spanish-Speaking Star Voted Artist of the Year

Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican reggaeton star Bad Bunny made history at the Video Music Awards by becoming the first non-English-language performer to win the prize for artist of the year. Bad Bunny beat out Drake, Ed...

Irish Schools Double in Northern Ireland

Irish-language education has undergone “unbelievable growth” over the past decade but resources are needed to fund development, according to language activists, after plans published by the Northern Ireland Education Authority revealed the number of...
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