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Help Fund World Language Education

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Funding for the World Language Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA) Grants Program is critical. Reach out to your Senators and ask them to sign onto the Senate version. This letter is addressed to Senate Appropriators and requests $15 million in FY22 funding for the WLARA through the forthcoming Department of Defense Appropriations bill.  The deadline for final signatures is...

Dónde Votar

Google Trends, which tracks the use of search terms, tweeted this morning that “Dónde Votar” was the top trending search on Google, spiking by more than 3,000%. Within an hour of the tweet, Priorities USA Action, a Democrat super PAC, translated its voter mobilization ads online to Spanish, specifically for voters in Arizona and Florida. This election cycle, Priorities USA Action...

Florida’s ESSA Plan ‘Impedes Progress of ELLs’

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The Florida Department of Education’s implementation plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been roundly criticized as it relates to English learner students and Latino students by experts from UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza) and TESOL-related organizations. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, UnidosUS has expressed strong opposition to the state’s education...

Global Spanish

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One of the best things about learning Spanish is the diversity of places in which it is spoken — and taught Spanish is one of the ten main languages of the internet, meaning that a growth in speakers as well as online content is imminent. As the language has adapted to a globalized and technological world, the number of speakers...
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