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Canada Calls for Bilingual Tweeting

Canada's Foreign Minister under fire for favoring English on social media. Canada’s chien de garde des langues officielles, or language watchdog, Graham Fraser, is investigating the Twitter account of Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. The...
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US Looks to Taiwan for Chinese

Through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), the U.S. and Taiwan have launched the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative, which is aimed at “expanding access to Mandarin and English language instruction, while safeguarding academic freedom.” The move comes after...

COVID Relief Bill Includes Support for Native American Languages

Native American communities will be receiving a big boost in the most recent COVID-19 relief bill—according to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, this bill includes the largest federal investment in Native American communities...

Finally, a Rohingya Translation of the Quran

For centuries, the Rohingya people, a Muslim ethnic minority indigenous to Myanmar, have not had access to the Quran in their native language. However, a campaign led by Rohingya Vision has recently raised more...

Semifinalists and Testing Cities Announced in $7M Adult Literacy XPRIZE

XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions, has announced the eight semifinalist teams are advancing in the $7M Barbara...

Russian Retreat in Ukraine

The Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has passed a bill requiring that 75% of national television programming and 50% of local broadcasting be in the...
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Thousands of Educators, Many Bilingual, Fear Deportation

Washington Post story of popular DREAMer teacher leaving highlights predicament of much-needed educators across the U.S. A powerful Washington Post column, “Our kids are losing one of their best teachers—because he’s a ‘Dreamer’” has focused attention on one...

Naked Mole Rats Communicate Complexly

Birds, dolphins, and bees are all well-known within the scientific community for their ability to communicate in ways that resemble human language in one manner or another. Now, scientists can add another species to...

New Mexico to Drop PARCC Exam

As one of her first acts as New Mexico’s new governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the state will stop using the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam before...

Babies Like the Sound of their Own Voices

Although infants do appreciate the coos of their parents, they seem to prefer to hear sounds from other babies, according to a new Canadian study. Even at the pre-babbling stage—before they can form sounds resembling...
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