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Students Receiving Language Services In HS Less Likely to Graduate on Time

Although it might not be surprising, data collected by Raise DC, a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit groups in the Washington area, shows that students who receive special education…

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Globally Connected Courses Bring Culture to the Classroom

The short- and long-term benefits of studying abroad are well established, yet only 9% of U.S. undergraduates study abroad. How can faculty and instructors help the other 91% achieve a…

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Speaking More Languages Improves Cognitive Abilities in Older Age

As our bodies age, so do our brains. Many of us have seen our aging family members grow older and slower over time, and aside from physical aches and pains,…

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The Numbers Tell the Story: the US Isn’t Prepared for Languages, STEM

It’s no secret that STEM and world languages are keystones in American educational goals as we move forward in the 21st century. The Department of Commerce quantified the urgency of…

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Sources for Language-Learning Funding: Governments

You probably know that the vast majority of a school’s funding comes from governmental sources. Federal money tends to filter down through state and local governments, while most local governments…

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Tech Can Serve Traditional and Non-Traditional Students

There is no question that today’s incoming traditional students are digital natives. Having grown up with a wealth of information at their fingertips, many traditional students expect technology to be…

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Sources for Language-Learning Funding: Private

When governmental funding sources drop the ball, which often happens in these days of shrinking budgets, teachers and schools often turn to private funding sources to help advance the learning…

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