Argentina experiments with Chinese-Spanish bilingual education

Want China Times – Han Mengtang “”In the past, one learnt French for literature and English for business. What is the language of the future? Maybe Chinese,” tweeted Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri, when the world’s first...

Public education stands to benefit most from increased state funds

The L.A. Times – Chris Megerian “As California staggered through years of budget crises, the state law intended to safeguard funds for public education was no defense against a flood of recessionary red ink. School budgets were cut by billions of dollars,...

Should your toddler be learning Spanish?

Philly.com – Samantha Melamed “Last Wednesday night, beneath colorful Mexican cut-paper banners and decorative sombreros, toddlers clambered past one another to grab maracas as children’s music performer Andres Salguero began a bilingual serenade,...

New Advocacy Group Pushes for Multilingualism in D.C. Schools

Ed Central – Conor Williams “D.C.’s dynamism as a local community was on full display earlier this week at a panel event hosted by the DC Language Immersion Project. The discussion, titled “Economic and Workforce Development Impacts of Language Immersion,”...

Bilingual children may have lower Alzheimer’s risk

South China Morning Post – Liz Heron “Being raised bilingual is good for you. It can boost your language attainment, enhance overall academic performance and perhaps even protect you against Alzheimer’s disease in later life. That is the good news...

College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

NPR – Emily Siner “Schools don’t like to use the V-word anymore — “vocational,” as in “vocational education.” Administrators say the word is outdated, along with the idea of offering job-training courses only to students who...