Tag: education

Reps. David Price (D-NC), Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Don Young (R-AK) have introduced the World Language Advancement Act (H.R. 3096), which would help state and local school districts implement innovative K-12 language programs. “In today’s global economy, K-12 foreign language and cultural knowledge have become necessary skills for government, private-sector, and non-profit employers,” said Congressman Price. “Federal...

According to a 2015 report by the Arizona Department of Education thousands of teachers have left the state over the last five years, with a significant increase in the last school year. Educators say that reasons for leaving the state include low pay, a lack of classroom materials, and restrictive testing requirements that allow little time for genuine instruction....

A recent study by the Center for American Progress suggests that a two-generation approach is the best way to help educate English Language Learners (ELLs). Numerous studies have shown that parental engagement in school yields higher levels of academic achievement. This is even more so the case for children with greater educational barriers, such as low income levels, low...

Texas has been an advocate for dual language education since 1973 when former Governor Dolph Briscoe signed into law the Bilingual Education and Training Act, which abolished the English-only teaching requirement imposed in 1918. This April, Texas Senator José Rodríguez's Senate Bill 159, which will help maintain and expand cutting-edge dual-language education in schools across the state, including programs in...

Language Magazine is sponsoring Los Angeles’ first Bilingual Education Fair to be held on May 3rd at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus. Organized by French Morning, with the support of the French  Embassy, the event provides the opportunity for up to a thousand parents of potential students to learn more about dual-language education. Editor Daniel Ward will be on...

California Governor Jerry Brown filled the last two openings in the 11-member California State Board of Education by nominating Ting Lan Sun, an executive director of one of the state's oldest charter schools, and Feliza Ortiz-Licon, a senior administrator of the nation's largest Hispanic Civil Rights Organization. Ortiz-Licon's nomination is especially applauded due to her history of advocacy for...

The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee of the United States Senate has released a draft of the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which drops the Foreign Language Assistance Act entirely and does not contain any provisions for world languages. The Senate Committee is currently accepting public comment at the email address [email protected] More...

With funding from The Language Flagship at the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO), the American Councils Research Center (ARC), the research arm of American Councils, is overseeing the Comprehensive Survey of U.S. Foreign Language Enrollments: K-12 and Higher Education Project with the assistance of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), and...

Today marks the beginning of the 15th annual International Education Week – an opportunity to celebrate international education and global exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn,...

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Education is the second most important issue to likely U.S. voters according to the latest Reason-Rupe national poll. The economy is the number one issue influencing nearly four out of 10 likely voters (39%) in the November elections, followed by education (16%),  foreign policy (15%), immigration (10%), and health care (10%). Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to say education...