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Investing in Teachers

Despite multiple studies pointing to teacher professional development as being the most decisive factor in student achievement, funding for such programs can still be hard to find,...

French Accept their Feminine Side

French heroine, Joan of Arc The use of the feminine form of job titles has finally been accepted by members of the Académie Française,...

Japan Recognizes Ainu

Hokkaido, home to the last speakers of Ainu The Japanese government has endorsed a bill to officially recognize the Ainu ethnic minority as an...
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Bilingual Babies Focus Better

According to new research published in Developmental Science and carried out at Canada’s York University, babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention. In the study, infants who...

Linguistic Chauvinism Condemned

Genevieve Finn examines two incidents of influential Americans demanding English be used by speakers of Asian languages which have sparked widespread criticism In late...

LA Strike Sets Tone for Funding, Charters

Weakening of districts and unions through increased “charterization” was at the heart of the dispute Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images As...

Two Teams Share $7M Adult Literacy XPRIZE

Learning Upgrade's App XPRIZE, in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, has announced two grand...

Spanish Musician Lau Noah Wows on NPR Tiny Desk

Lau Noah is a singer-songwriter from Reus, Spain who recently performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk series—a web series that showcases emerging and established musicians in a pared-down format...

New OAS Ambassador for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Venezuelan activist, actress, and model Patricia Velásquez has been designated as the Organization of American States (OAS) Goodwill Ambassador for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of...

Official Launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo Courtesy IYIL The official launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL), co-organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United...