Tag: education

Texas Protects Dual Language Education

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...

1st Bilingual Education Fair of Los Angeles is May 3rd

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 Nominates ELL Advocates to Board of Education

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...

Write to the US Senate to Protect World Language Education

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...

New Federal Language Education Survey

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...

Celebrate International Education Week

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,...

Education #2 Priority for U.S. Voters

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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...

Music Education Boosts Language and Literacy

New research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting links music education to increased learning and literacy skills. The findings, which involved hundreds of kids participating in musical training programs in Chicago and Los Angeles public schools, highlight the role learning music can have on the brains of youth in impoverished areas, according to presenter Nina Kraus, PhD,...

Brussels Summit for Global Education

Today the Global Partnership for Education held a summit in Brussels, gathering hundreds of global education leaders, ministers and representatives in a pledge to raise $3.5 billion in educational aid. The summit follows the publication of a recent report by UNESCO, which shows a catastrophic decrease in financial aid to education over the past 4 years. At today’s Second...

U.S. Raises Bar for Special Education Standards

The US Department of Education has announced it will begin monitoring the progress and achievements of students with special needs, with aims of boosting their academic success. The Obama administration expressed on Tuesday that a vast majority of the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States are not receiving an adequate education. States will now be held individually accountable...