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Indian Bilinguals Humanizing Virtual Assistants

To improve the functionality of Cortana, its voice-powered virtual assistant, Microsoft is turning to bilinguals. Of specific interest is the practice of code...

Congress Defends Education Spending

The House of Representatives has rejected some significant cuts to federal education spending proposed by education secretary Betsy DeVos and President Trump in the...

Ed. Dept. Emphasizes Value of World Languages

During November’s International Education Week, the U.S. Department of Education released its revised international education strategy, “Succeeding Globally through International Education and Engagement,” which starts with the following paragraph: “Today more than ever, an...

French Suffering in Canadian Crisis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Health Canada’s decision to bypass laws requiring labels and services in both the country’s official languages: French and English. During the pandemic, the government is allowing the sale...

Immigrant Students Worldwide Need More Support

Socio-economic disadvantage and language barriers are the biggest obstacles to success at school and in society for students with an immigrant background. More effective and better targeted education and social policies are needed to...

Sharing MLK’s Dream

  To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, here are some links for teachers and students to resources (translations, analyses, explanations) on his ground-breaking and poetic "I Have a Dream" speech from 1963 which inspired a...
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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...

Educating English Learners with Disabilities

California Department of Education (CDE) has released the much-anticipated “California Practitioners’ Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities.” The guide will help with identifying, assessing, supporting, and reclassifying English learners with disabilities. “This resource...

Peru Officially Recognizes 24 Indigenous Languages

The Peruvian Ministry of Education worked with indigenous communities to officially recognize the alphabets of 24 indigenous languages. The measure states; "Thus, these 24 alphabets should be used by public entities every time they...

Questions to Ask Ourselves

Educators, WE Can’t Wait for the U.S. to Change!The global coronavirus pandemic took education systems by surprise, exacerbating the...
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