In this commentary, former Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares six lessons he has learned during his career.
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This article highlights how the community, the schools and residents manage the challenges of linguistic diversity, including how to alert families about unfamiliar weather such as blizzards and tornadoes.
A special website is launched dedicated to the International Year of Indigenous languages (IY2019) which will be commemorated by UNESCO's members and partners throughout 2019.
Students from South Dakota and North Dakota recently met to compete in the Lakota Language Bowl.
Two Colorado dual immersion elementary schools recently hired educators from Spain to teach core subjects and cultural lessons in Spanish.
A Utah school district's dual-language immersion program, in which students learn French or Spanish from the first grade to their senior year of high school, recently recognized its 10-year anniversary.
Students at a Cree bilingual school in Saskatchewan recently created lyrics that they later performed to a hip-hop beat.
A Missouri school district's teachers of English language and dual language learners are partnering with parents to increase engagement with families in students' education.
Languages often are overlooked as being endangered by climate change, though some communities could face relocations and loss of language.
English language-learning students at a New Hampshire school are enhancing their literacy skills by creating a book about their community and presenting it to the mayor.
A New York school district, where its growing English language learner population collectively speaks 83 languages, is facing the challenge of finding qualified bilingual instructors.
Language Research suggests language and culture can influence how people perceive and categorize color.
Multilingual students at a Georgia high school recently taught dual language immersion students at an elementary school.
A Virginia high school has created a weekly class to help develop language skills for students learning Spanish or English as a second language.
A Kansas elementary school with a student body that speaks more than 50 languages is helping refugee and immigrant students learn English and adjust to going to school in the U.S.
An Alabama school district is adding to its world languages program to build global competency and language skills in students.
An Iowa school district has expanded its newcomers program to middle school to help incoming English language learners.
California has awarded grants to some districts and county education offices to hire more bilingual teachers to meet demand in growing language programs.
The International Baccalaureate program has grown during the past 50 years - starting as a program for students in elite international schools to a growing list of more than 1,800 public and private schools worldwide.
Three schools in a Texas district are piloting a program that uses a one-way dual language approach to bilingual education.
The brains of bilingual people turn off one language system before turning on the second one when they change languages, according to a recently published study.
More than half of K-12 students in New Jersey are learning a world language, ranking it highest among US states, according to a recent report.
Educators who teach in the dual immersion programs in California say learning two languages is helping students improve their proficiency in both tongues and promotes cultural learning.
Eleven high school students in Oregon recently were trained how to lead science lessons for bilingual English- and Spanish-immersion third-graders.
A Colorado school district is working to improve language services to communicate with parents whose first language is not English.