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Shooting in the Dark

The administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget seeks to cut the Education Department’s $68 billion budget by $9 billion, or 13%, while increasing defense spending by $54 billion. The two programs that would suffer the...

English Now Second Place in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican Senate recently approved a bill declaring Spanish as the first official language of the country, moving English to second place. The 1993 law proceeding this new regulation put both English and...

Pakistan Needs 40,000 Chinese Interpreters

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is part of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. Known as the New Silk Road, the project currently involves 65 countries, with more expected to join, and caters...

Digital Literacy ‘as Important as Reading and Writing’ ?

“Becoming literate in how the technical world works is equivalent to reading, writing and maths. We need to look at this fourth literacy as mainstream,” argues Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation...

Obama & Peña Nieto Agree to Boost Student Exchange

Building on the recently announced 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative, Mexico’s President Peña Nieto and U.S. President Obama agreed to boost student exchange between the two countries during last week’s trilateral conference with...

Bipartisan Language Education Bill Introduced

Reps. David Price (D-NC), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Don Young (R-AK) have introduced the World Language Advancement Act (H.R. 3096), which would help state and local school districts implement innovative K-12...

Making the Most of Europe

Students (and teachers) should take advantage of the many travel deals on offer to see as much as they can of this diverse continent People planning to study in Europe should be sure to add...

Austria Links Welfare to German

The amount of the minimum income protection in Austria is now to be made dependent on the German language skills, among other factors, according to reports from Vienna. In each of the nine Austrian states,...
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Digital Mandarin Classes for All

China’s Ministry of Education has announced plans to train teachers and improve infrastructure for digital education in the poorer areas of the...

India to Continue with German

India and Germany resolved the sticky German language issue during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit last month. Once again, students in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools (KVs) will be able to opt for German as an additional...