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Canada’s Languages Diversify

The number of Canadians who mainly speak a language other than English or French at home grew...

Spain and US Agree to Promote Language and Exchange

Last month, the US and Spain both renewed an agreement to promote student and teacher exchange programs between the two countries. The US Department of Education and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Vocational...

Living Languages Grants Awarded to 45 Tribes and Tribal Organizations

The US Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development has awarded $7 million in grants under the Living Languages Grant Program to 45 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal organizations. The Living...

Estonia Moves to End Russian-Medium Schools

Estonian member of parliament Urmas Reinsalu of the Isamaa party recently announced that the coalition government had reached an agreement that the transition to Estonian-language education at all levels must be set out in...

Polish Recognized in Brazil

Polish has joined the official languages of the Municipality of Aurea in the state of Rio Grande...

Chinese in Space Spurs Debate on Earth

The fact that internet users have been asking why Chinese is the only language used on China’s...

UK Lords Pass Irish and Ulster Scots Bill

The UK’s House of Lords passed a bill promoting the Irish and Ulster Scots languages in Northern...

Brain Acts the Same Whatever the Language

Over decades, neuroscientists have created a well-defined map of the brain’s “language network,” or the regions of the brain that are specialized for processing language. Found primarily in the left hemisphere, this network includes...

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Offer High Economic Mobility

A recently published report from think tank Third Way, based in Washington, DC, shows that Hispanic-serving universities provide students more opportunity for economic mobility than other universities in the US. The report (www.thirdway.org/report/out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new-rating-higher-ed-by-economic-mobility) attempted...

How Schools Can Best Help Students in Deep Poverty

About 7% of American children are living in deep poverty— that’s more than five million children across the US. The Learning Policy Institute, a research organization based in Palo Alto, California, recently published a...
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