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£1.6m Boost for the Welsh Language

The Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced plans to strengthen the Welsh language over the next two years.A total of 1.6 million pounds is to be spent on measures to promote and maintain the language, including support for Welsh language businesses and a pilot scheme to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) provide services in Welsh.The plans...

Obama & Peña Nieto Agree to Boost Student Exchange

Building on the recently announced 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative, Mexico’s President Peña Nieto and U.S. President Obama agreed to boost student exchange between the two countries during last week’s trilateral conference with Canadian PM Stephen Harper in Toluca, Mexico.Peña Nieto explained the plan, “Specifically, we talked about education.  We have set a goal of having more academic...

Libraries & Schools Get E-Rate Boost

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will work to improve the federal E-Rate program to facilitate access to internet and digital resources for schools and libraries.His remarks follow an announcement by President Obama that a host of high-tech companies have pledged $750 million in devices, content, services, and new teacher and principal professional...

£5 Million Boost for Languages at UK Universities

This month, British universities will start receiving an additional £3.1 million ($4.8 million) to support a new program designed to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university.The program builds upon the achievements of the Routes into Languages activities by stimulating new ideas and partnerships to address the challenges arising from reforms in schools and higher...

French Boost in Louisiana

After Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed $100,000 funding for the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) during last year’s budget vetoes, French-speaking state lawmakers sought new ways to promote Louisiana’s francophone heritage.In the recently ended legislative session, that bipartisan group of lawmakers filed and won passage of bills that celebrate the state’s Cajun culture and French...

$5 Million Boost for Languages at UK Universities

Next month, British universities will start receiving an additional £3.1 million ($4.8 million) to support a new program designed to encourage more young people of all backgrounds to study languages at university. The program builds upon the achievements of the Routes into Languages activities by stimulating new ideas and partnerships to address the challenges arising from reforms in schools and...