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Celebrate National Teach Spanish Day!

September 30 is National Teach Spanish Day. Launched by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), the goals of the day are:1. To promote the teaching of Spanish as a profession2. To call attention to the current Spanish teacher shortage (K-12) in the US3. To emphasize the importance of...

Tensions over Hindi in India Rise

India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah stirred a social media debate in the country on Saturday after he pitched Hindi as a common language for the country. He said Hindi is the most widely spoken and can unite the whole country. The comment resulted the internet erupting trending hashtags such as...

National Library Week: This Library Changed One Woman’s Life

Richard Lederer celebrates National Library Week (April 7–13). This year’s theme is "Libraries = Strong Communities."Decades ago, when I was teaching and writing in New Hampshire, I published a column tracing the history of American libraries. In response, Gertrude King Ramstrom, of Nashua, NH, sent me her luminous...

First National Spanish Bee Crowned

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Victorious JuarezEvelyn Juárez, a seventh-grader from host-state New Mexico, made history by winning America's first National Spanish Spelling Bee this weekend. She won by correctly spelling the word bizantinismo, which means excess luxury.Juárez was locked in a mesmerizing, hour-long duel with runner-up, Germán Rojero, at the final stage of the competition before taking the title, when Rojero...