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Spanish Prevails in Miami Schools

The Miami-Dade School district in Florida is postponing a scheduled change in the methodology of teaching foreign languages, namely Spanish. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho’s original plan was to eliminate all traditional 30-minute-a-day Spanish classes and...
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All the School’s a Stage

Pilar Alvarez, education director at the Young Storytellers Foundation, explains how the organization boosts literary confidence Language Magazine: What is the history and overall goal of the Young Storytellers Foundation? Pilar Alvarez: The Young Storytellers Foundation was started...

Are Arabic Schools in France Really Hotbeds for Radicalism?

Secret report accuses French heritage-language programs of ghettoizing and radicalizing French-born youth French conservatives are in an uproar over a 2013 report that recently surfaced accusing a nearly 40-year-old after-school heritage language program of teaching...

Are Arabic Schools in France Really Hotbeds for Radicalism?

Secret report accuses French heritage-language programs of ghettoizing and radicalizing French-born youth French conservatives are in an uproar over a 2013 report that recently surfaced accusing a nearly 40-year-old after-school heritage language program of teaching...

Toolkit for Schools to Help Undocumented Students

The Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) has released a 65-page National Institutions Coming Out Day Toolkit in preparation for the National Institutions Coming Out Day (NICOD) on April 7, 2015. This toolkit, the first of...

Duncan Gives an Inch to CCSS Schools

Secretary of Education offers extension for schools using testing in evaluations. As Common Core aligned assessments are rolled out all across the nation, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan is taking heat and receiving complaints from...

$2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control of Schools – Deadline 9/12/14!!

To help ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs...

Mandarin Introduced to UK Schools

Thousands of pupils across the United Kingdom are to be given Mandarin lessons in a government bid to double the amount of Mandarin learners in the UK by 2019. It has been announced that more...

Syrian Offers Russian in All High Schools

The Syrian government has decided to make Russian classes available in all high schools. The plans follow a visit from Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin last month. The news, announced by Former Russian Prime...

Lagos Introduces German and Mandarin to Schools

The government in the Nigerian state of Lagos has announced that the teaching of German and Mandarin is to commence in six schools across the region. The state commissioner for education, Olayinka Oladunjoye stated that...
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