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Chinese ‘Linguistic Coup’ in East Africa

As part of its goal to displace American influence, China is winning linguistic hearts in East Africa (a bloc of 300 million people), by...

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Taiwan Chinese Test Breaks Record

Taiwan has been actively promoting Chinese language education overseas in recent years and in 2023, the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL),...

Portuguese Planning for Immigrants

The president of Portugal’s recently created Agency for Integration, Migration and Asylum (AIMA), Luís Goes Pinheiro, has announced a plan, aimed at immigrants in...

China Exerting Influence in Spanish

A recent study by...

Argentina Bans ‘Inclusive Spanish’

Recently elected Argentine President Javier Milei’s government has banned the use of “inclusive language” and references to “the gender issue” in public documents, institutions,...

NY Bill to Boost Bilingual Teacher Recruitment

In a victory for education equity and...

New CA Standards Humanize Teaching

California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved long-awaited revised...

New Guidance to Honor ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi  

Following Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (February's Hawaiian Language Month), the U.S. Department of the Interior announced new guidance to preserve and also elevate knowledge and...

Laws to Preserve Cherokee Renewed

Last month in Talequah, Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation renewed a law aimed at preserving the Cherokee language.  At an official ceremony, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin...

Refining State Measurements of EL Success

A new report (https://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/state-accountability-systems-english-learners) from...

California Bill Would Mandate Science of Reading

A newly introduced California Assembly bill would require the state’s teachers to be trained and reading to be taught only according to the principles...

Nominations Now Open for Crystal Apple Awards

Nominations are now open for School Specialty's annual Crystal Apple Awards. Students, family members, administrators, fellow teachers, and members of the community are all...

Native American Language Grant Program Accepting Applications Until Mar. 7

The purposes of the Native American Language Grant (NAL@ED) program are to support schools that use Native American and Alaska Native languages as the...

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