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Anglophones Seek Split in Cameroon

English and French still demarcate the lines of a violent conflict in Cameroon. This situation has worsened in the two years since 2016’s police clashes (see LM,...

Japan Takes Responsibility for Language

Japan’s parliament, the Diet, has responded to the steady growth of foreign residents by passing a law making the government responsible for...

Canada to Make First Languages Constitutional Right

Canada’s federal government plans to recognize Indigenous languages as a constitutional right and create a new office of commissioners to protect and promote them under new legislation this fall, according to Canadian Heritage Minister...

Spanish Ballot Win in Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thursday that he would ensure that Spanish-language ballots are available across the state. The announcement comes...

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,...

Advancing English Learner Equity in Math

Report Shows Promising Practices in California and Offers Key Recommendations A new report from The Education Trust—West finds promising practices around the state that...

Senate Votes to Roll Back ESSA

Despite a passionate appeal by Senator Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senate has voted in favor of rolling back critical regulations of the ESSA (Every...

The New French Resistance

President Macron Announces Plan to Promote French worldwide and labels French teachers 'heroes' France’s President Emmanuel Macron, whose mastery and use of English...

Mother Tongue Affects What You See

In a recent study, published in Psychological Science, Martin Maier and Rasha Abdel Rahman at the Humboldt University of Berlin examined  how native language influences what we consciously perceive. Groups of Greek, German, and...

‘Home of Hispanic Cultures’ to Open in Los Angeles

Toward the end of next year, the Cervantes Institute will open its first center in Los Angeles, which will be "the home of Hispanic cultures," according to Cervantes director...