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The U.S. Needs Latino Teachers

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recently launched a digital campaign to highlight the impact of Latino teachers and to attract more Latinos to the teaching profession, asking participants to share...

World Teachers’ Day Empowers Educators

UNESCO is celebrating World Teachers’ Day (WTD) on October 5 by highlighting the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global development. This year World Teachers’ Day highlights the need to empower all...

Investing in Teachers instead of Prisons

Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a stirring speech at the National Press Club that was particularly relevant for minority and English learner students "I agree with Secretary Duncan. Prison is not a solution to inequitable educational...

Library of Congress Celebrates Hispanic Literature

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress launched an online selection of recordings of renowned Hispanic authors reading their works in...

Manitoba to Promote Aboriginal Languages

The new Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy is a partnership between the Manitoba government, indigenous groups, post-secondary institutions and school boards will seek to "protect and promote" aboriginal languages. "Language is a critical component of cultural identity,...

Chinese Language Films for a Growing Middle Class

The market potential of China's rising middle class is bringing big attention to the filmmaking world and the demand for quality Chinese language media. CNN reported that Warner Brothers recently struck a deal with...

Chinese Enrollments Up 2000% in Texas

According to a recent study by researchers at the Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University, Texas has seen a dramatic rise in the number of K-12 students studying the Chinese language. Researchers found that enrollment...

Feds Release English Learner Tool Kit

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) today announced the completion of the English Learner (EL) Tool Kit to support states, districts, and schools in meeting their legal obligations to English Learners...

South Africa’s Controversial Language Education

Schools in South Africa will begin offering instruction in various African languages beginning next year. "This means that schools that previously offered English and Afrikaans will now be mandated to offer African languages from...

Texting in Cherokee

Cherokee language supporters collaborated with Google two years ago to launch a Cherokee language interface and Cherokee language version of Google's email service. Whether it’s Cherokee YouTube videos or Skyping with native Cherokee speakers, getting the language...
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