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U.S. Students Outperform International Peers

A new Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) report shows that U.S. 15-year-old students scored above average on the 2012 problem solving assessment in comparison to their peers in 43 other education systems. The...

Louisiana Debates Bilingual Education as a Right

Lawmakers in Louisiana are pushing to make language immersion a right. “Every kid should have the right of a bilingual education,” said Rep. Stephen Ortego (D) of Carenco. “It’s not fair it’s the luck of...

TESOL 2014 – Portland, OR

26-29 March 2014 - Portland, Oregon, USA Come and join us on the TESOL Treasure Trail! - Booth no. 223  

California Bill to Support Multilingual Education

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach/Huntington Park) announced legislation that would enable California’s public schools to provide multilingual instruction, granting more students access to valuable 21st Century language skills and giving parents more choice over...

Ukraine Revokes Linguistic Rights

The new Ukrainian government has repealed the country’s minority language law following the resignation and flight of President Viktor Yanukovych after rioting in Kiev brought down his regime. Once the opposition took control, it...

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...

Schools Consortium Calls for Bilingualism

According to a new "federal accountability framework" released by the forward-thinking Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium, “Federal law should: A. Establish college and career readiness (CCR) as the goal for all students, recognizing...

Libraries & Schools Get E-Rate Boost

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will work to improve the federal E-Rate program to facilitate access to internet and digital resources for schools and libraries. His remarks follow...

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...

Aramaic at Risk

The survival of Aramaic, once the Middle East’s lingua franca, is in jeopardy amid regional turmoil. Recently, the Syrian government sent troops to the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, where rebels have battled against...
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