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Over 400 Languages May Have Originated in China

A new study by Menghan Zhang at Fudan University in Shanghai and his colleagues recently published in Nature explored the origin of...

Sacramento Rally Against Common Core

Protesters in Sacramento, CA held a rally yesterday against the introduction of Common Core standards. Many California schools have already implemented changes and students are preparing to take tests based on the new curriculum,...

Ghana Confident in French

Dr.Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education of Ghana, believes that French should be promoted across the country, citing a study conducted by the Foundation for International Development...
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Babies Retain Birth Language

A new study has found that languages learned very early in life are subconsciously retained even when there is no conscious memory of the early experience remaining. The study, conducted by Radboud University, Western...
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Obama Pushes to Secure Extra $2 Billion for Poorest Schools

The Obama administration is hurrying to approve a proposal that could mean up to $2 billion in additional funding annually for the nation's poorest children. The Department of Education is pushing through the policy, which...

Dismantling Racism: Working from the Inside Out

America is crying everyone’s tears. Crying because of all she stands for—the freedom, liberty, and opportunity that has not been genuinely extended...

English Now Second Place in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican Senate recently approved a bill declaring Spanish as the first official language of the country, moving English to second place. The 1993 law proceeding this new regulation put both English and...

The Creativity of Human Language

Richard Lederer marvels at our capacity to invent language For most of us, language is like the air we breathe. Like air, language is...

Iran and the U.S. Look Forward to Academic Exchange

While the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries (China, France, Russia, U.K., U.S. and Germany) dominated the news cycle in July, other important diplomatic developments are occurring between Iran and the U.S....

Immigration ‘Raising Academic Standards’

The British education minister, Nick Gibb, is insisting that immigration is raising academic standards in the UK because pupils who speak English as a second language (ESL) tend to be academically more able thanks...
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