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It’s All Geek to Me

New Mexico state Sen. Jacob Candelaria (D) proposed a bill that would allow computer programming to satisfy the state’s foreign language requirement. “Districts could still teach Latin, French or Spanish, but it provides the...

Melania Trump Threatens to Sue Language School in Croatia

U.S. First Lady, Melania Trump, has threatened to sue an English language school in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, after they used an image of her in a billboard advertisement. The billboard, which features a photo...

Sacramento Rally Against Common Core

Protesters in Sacramento, CA held a rally yesterday against the introduction of Common Core standards. Many California schools have already implemented changes and students are preparing to take tests based on the new curriculum,...

DACA Students Excluded From U.S. Federal Aid; Lawsuit, New Act Ensue

The U.S. Department of Education has blocked DACA recipients and other undocumented students from receiving COVID-19 relief money in the CARES Act. Around $14 billion in aid money was given to college campuses from...

Heritage Values

Last month, the United Nations and people around the globe celebrated International Mother Language Day by focusing on the movements to restore the status of indigenous and heritage languages and other mother tongues, and...

US Education Secretary Supports Languages for All

"Today, a nation's prosperity depends on its people's ability to thrive in the global marketplace. This is true for the U.S. and for our neighbors across the globe. What's more, in a nation as diverse...

New Chinese-Language Program for Canadian Labor Rights

The Toronto and York Region Labor Council (TYRLC) has released a series of videos aimed to help Chinese workers with limited proficiency with English confront worker’s rights, labor laws, and other work-related issues. The...

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...

France Welcomes Community College Students

In another move to promote relations between these old allies, the Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy in Washington launched a...

French Strikes Positive Chord with Migrants

As Europe struggles to deal with the influx of refugees fleeing conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East, opinions are polarizing between those who want to seal Europe's borders and those who wish...
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