Students at a dual-language New Mexico elementary school recently began work on La Prensa, a Spanish-English newspaper that features student-written articles about the goings-on at the school and in the community. Teachers say the monthly, two-page publication encourages students to learn about the community and their peers.
Officials in Paraguay are working to boost the reputation of Guarani -- an indigenous language often thought of as a second-class language in the country. Spanish remains the primary language used in schools, the workplace and elsewhere.
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The Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism has launched videos designed to promote mother tongue languages in Singapore's schools. Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng, who is featured in the videos, said the effort will help boost communication across Asia.
US lawmakers have several education priorities on their agenda, including reauthorization of the federal career and technical education law and student-data privacy legislation. This analysis considers top issues and bills.
Instances of sexual harassment and abuse may be underreported in K-12 education, according to data from the American Association of University Women. To highlight the issue, the nonprofit Stop Sexual Assault in Schools has introduced an awareness campaign with the hashtag #MeTooK12.
A Texas middle school this year has expanded its Model United Nations program to include seventh-graders who work in groups, choose a country and research a crisis taking place there before writing a resolution for it. Students then try to persuade their peers to adopt the resolution during a competition.
If you're one of the first 100 registrants for the Jan. 22 live discussion about Integrating Culture and Intercultural Communication in the Classroom, you'll get 20% off the VLM. Sign up to receive your discount code, and get ready to discuss the new NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements.
Members: Join ACTFL in Havana, Cuba, next summer
ACTFL and EF Tours have partnered again to design a trip to Havana, Cuba, exclusively for ACTFL members. This program focuses on providing opportunities to collaborate with language professionals across the US and in the target country we visit. Get more information on how you can join the trip.