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Celebrate International Literacy Day 2013

Gift a book! Read to a child! Donate to a literacy organization! Learn a new word! Visit a library!Literacy is a right and a foundation for lifelong learning, better well-being and livelihoods. As such it is a driver...

Language Learning Alters Brain

According to a joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University, the age at which children learn a second language can have a significant...

Everyone’s Speaking Spanish

According to an analysis of the 2011 American Community Survey by the Pew Research Center, a record 37.6 million people above the age of five speak Spanish at home, of which nearly three million...

Education and Civil Rights, 50 Years After the March on Washington

Posted on August 27, 2013 on Homeroom, the official blog of the US Dept of Education by Arne DuncanI’ve often said that education is the civil rights issue of our time. I’m not the...

Discovery of Indigenous Language Documentation

A treasure trove of indigenous language documents from across Australia may help in the revitalization of the country's struggling native tongues. The accounts of early contact between Aboriginal people and European settlers were discovered during...

UPDATE: Call for CCSS Assessments in Spanish

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has asked both Achieve, Inc. and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to support the development of a Spanish version of...

129 New Chinese Guest Teachers for U.S. Schools

Over a hundred new teachers from China are ready to serve in the Chinese Guest Teacher Program, a collaboration between the College Board and China’s Confucius Institute. The program places qualified visiting teachers from...

Migration Focus of International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General's Message for 2013:This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration. Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than...

Celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

2013 Theme: "Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honoring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements"The International Day of the World's Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1994, to...
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French Cinema on Demand

TV5MONDE USA has launched the first video-on-demand (VOD) cable platform devoted entirely to French-language films in twelve major markets on Comcast systems around the U.S. It will be available to Comcast customers who are subscribers...