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President Trump’s Proposed Budget Defunds Education, National Endowment of the Arts, State Department

President Trump has released the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request, and similar to the past three years, aims to cut the Department of Education and other national...

‘Parasite’ First Non-English Language Film to Win Best Picture Oscar

Korean director Bong Joon-ho made history last night as his film Parasite was the first film in language other than English to win Best Picture.Bong...

Museum Dedicated to Language, Planet Word, Opens in May

Planet Word-- a museum dedicated to everything language in Washington D.C.-- has announced that it is expected to open May 31 with...

Edlio Adds Proven Family Engagement Tools

Edlio has updated its school communications offering to provide schools and districts with a full family-engagement solution. The result of a partnership with Livingtree, the new tools are available to...

5 Ways to Celebrate Afro-Latinos For Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks...

Chicago Pitches Legislation for Bilingual Educators of Color

Illinois state representatives Jesus Garcia and Aaron Ortiz pitched a new legislation on Monday in Chicago to increase the number of bilingual public school teachers of color....

UN Proclaims International Decade of Indigenous Languages

The UN General Assembly last month proclaimed 2022–2032 the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, inviting Indigenous peoples—as custodians— to initiate ideas for preserving this endangered facet of...

SYLLABLE Act Promotes Access to Dual Language Immersion Programs

Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva introduced the Supporting Young Language Learners’ Access to Bilingual Education (SYLLABLE) Act in the House of Representatives. The bill helps establish...

Arabic Sesame Street Aims to Help Refugees

A brand-new, locally produced version of Sesame Street or Ahlan Simsim (“Welcome Sesame” in Arabic) premieres this month on regional children’s TV station MBC3, as well as...

Petition to Free Tibetan Language Advocate Gains Steam

PEN America released an open letter signed by nearly 1,000 writers, linguists, translators, and language rights advocates calling for the immediate release of Tashi Wangchuk. Four years ago today, on...