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Budget Compromise Ditches Child Tax Credit, Increases Education Spend

To secure the minimum of ten Republican votes to avoid a filibuster, Democrats were forced to abandon some priorities, including reauthorization of the Child Tax Credit, which was so successful in reducing child poverty...

Canada’s Census Prompts Bilingual Education Plans

Last month, Canada’s commissioner of official languages Raymond Théberge reacted to the release of the latest Census data related to official languages by recommending a re-evaluation of bilingual education provisions: “According to the data,...

Arabic Teaching Hub Opens in Abu Dhabi

Zayed University in Abu Dhabi has launched an Arabic education hub to help the Emirates’ drive to encourage wider use of the language. The Zai Centre will explore how Arabic is taught across the...

UNESCO Commits to Inclusive Multilingual Education

“Language is a tool, but the goal is not simply to exchange one language for another but to have an educational and social project,” explained Adama Ouane of the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning...

French-Speaking World Connects in Tunisia

The 18th Summit of La Francophonie, held in Djerba, Tunisia, last month, attracted national leaders from an array of French-speaking countries who worked together to define new decade-long guidelines to ensure a broader influence...

Keying In K–12 Equity

This is the fourth school year educators, students, families, and administrators will be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While recent data from NWEA shows early signs of rebounding,1 which offers some hope, the research...

Congressman Panetta Becomes America’s Languages Caucus Co-Chair

The Joint National Committee for Languages has announced Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-California 20) as the new House co-chair of the America’s Languages Caucus.The America’s Languages Caucus was established in 2019 by Representative Price (D-North...

Spanish Controversies in the US

Political Misinformation During last month’s midterm elections, misinformation and conspiracy theories were circulating among Spanish-speaking communities, especially in South Florida, raising fears that they could discourage some Latinos from voting.The most widely spread false narrative...

Young Readers Struggle in Different Ways

Many children struggle to learn to read, and studies have shown that students from a lower socioeconomic status (SES) background are more likely to have difficulty than those from a higher SES background.MIT neuroscientists...

Word of the Year: Gaslighting… Honestly!

In this age of misinformation—of “fake news,” conspiracy theories, Twitter trolls, and deepfakes—gaslighting has emerged as a word for our time. A driver of disorientation and mistrust, gaslighting is “the act or practice of grossly...
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