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Applications for McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship due Feb. 5

McDonald's is now accepting applications for its HACER National Scholarship. The fast food chain will select up to 30 recipients to receive $100,000 each for college or...

Americans Worry Most about their Accents

Study shows Americans are the nationality most concerned about perceptions of their accent and that accents are associated with traits from professionalism to passion!

Celebrate International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education and this year, the theme is "Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace." In an open letter, the Director-General...

Japan Reverses Western Name Order

On January 1, 2020, the western format of given name followed by family name will officially change in Japan. On governmental documents and websites Prime Minister Shinzo...

Breaking Down the Wall

We approach 2020 with hindsight, insight, and foresight: hindsight in realizing the pervasive inequities that have dominated the education of multilingual learners,...
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Analysis of State Funding for English Learners

The Education Commission of the States (ECS), an interstate compact on U.S. education policy, has released a new analysis of how states allocate funding...

Jan. 20 is #MLKDay

Monday, January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, also known as MLK Day of Service. The holiday is both a celebration of Dr. King's birthday and...

Rising Voices

In celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 (#IYIL19), Rising Voices has joined forces with partners in organizing four rotating Twitter campaigns to highlight the...

Israel Launches English Reform

The Council for Higher Education has approved the new reform regarding conversion of academic educational programs from Hebrew to English and to run them in parallel to each other...

‘Home of Hispanic Cultures’ to Open in LA

The Cervantes Institute will open its first center in Los Angeles, which will be "the home of Hispanic cultures," according to Cervantes director Luis García Montero. Announcing the...