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NYC Focuses on Dyslexia

New York City announced that it would be taking increased action to support and improve the learning outcomes of dyslexic students in the city’s school system. Mayor Eric Adams, who...

GAO Reports on Mitigating Learning Loss for English Learners

While the pandemic presented obstacles for many students during the 2020–21 school year, the federal General Accounting Office’s (GAO’s) nationwide survey of public K–12 teachers showed that teachers with certain vulnerable student populations were...

Gen Z Preferences for Post-Pandemic International Study

Gen Z international students are shifting their focus from rankings to degree outcomes when applying to universities, a global survey by INTO University Partnerships reveals. Most Gen Z international students now place highest value...

Puerto Rican Writer Braschi Wins Spanish Award

The North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) has bestowed its 2022 Enrique Anderson Imbert Award upon the renowned Puerto Rican writer Giannina Braschi. This national award recognizes those who have made sustained...

Uganda Considers Making Students Study Kiswahili and French

Politicians in Uganda are currently debating whether or not to make Kiswahili and French compulsory subjects in the country’s school system. As two of the official languages of the East African Community (EAC), both...

First Full-Time ASL Interpreters Join White House Staff

For the first time in American history, two full-time American Sign Language interpreters have joined the White House staff. Elsie Stecker and Lindsey Snyder began working as the official White House ASL interpreters in...

Australia Helps Community Language Schools

The Australian Labor Party has made early childhood language education a key part of its platform this election cycle, proposing an investment of $15 million AUD ($10.7 million USD) in community language schools across...

Cervantes Extends Spanish in India

The Cervantes Institute is opening its first satellite center in India in Bangalore, a city of more than eight million people which is considered India’s Silicon Valley. The extension will begin teaching Spanish courses...

Researchers Tackle Universal Grammar

In their new book The Language Game, cognitive scientists Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater set out to identify the origins of human language—and the pair’s findings deviate from the traditionally accepted schools of...

Plan to Promote French across Canada

The government of Québec is proposing the celebration of an annual Francophonie Day as part of a three-year plan to reinforce French across the country. The province’s Treasury Board chair, Sonia LeBel, said she...
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