Tag: america

A Letter of Apology and Hope from America to its People

To the people who gave me life,I have failed and hurt you. I have turned my back on my people when you needed me the most. And, in truth, I’ve tried to erase the...

Superintendents Follow CDC Guidelines for Reopening

School district superintendents are planning to follow detailed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instead of the official guidance published by the White House (which can be viewed here.) "Our recommendation...

Arabic for America

In a highly globalized world, in which country borders are increasingly permeable and the migration and movement of peoples is becoming the norm, language and cultural competencies are ever more essential. However, less than 10%...

America’s Bilingual Roots

Dominika Baran reminds us of the history and value of America’s multilingual past   Every September, or August in some cases, teachers welcome into their classrooms students whose first language is not English. Some of these...

Arabic for America

Carine Allaf outlines the benefits and challenges of learning Arabic at K–12 In a highly globalized world, in which country borders are increasingly permeable and the migration and movement of peoples is becoming the norm,...

Reading Across America

Read Across America week commenced on March 2. This celebration of literacy also commemorated the birthday of Dr. Seuss and promoted his book, The Lorax, which was adapted into a film starring Zac Efron,...

English in America

From Austin with love I questioned whether it was a ludicrously fortunate coincidence or simply my consistent failure to remember that this is a city of musical diversity; but with no sign of any answers...
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English in America: Niagra Falls

Niagara Falls After stealthily blending in with the masses of Manhattan Island for five weeks, my inner-backpacker told me it was time for an out-of-city adventure. I contemplated Montauk and Green Mountain, pondering over maps...

English in America

Etiquette It has been said that the best way to see a city is by wandering around, equipped with just enough of a plan to know where you need to be, but allowing room for...

English in America: The Shift

The Shift On a tiny island of which one could drive across in less than four hours, it would seem plausible that after a few hundred years, its regional accents may start to merge. The...
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