Articles: Global Learning

Loss of FLAP Funding Halts Foreign Language Assessments

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) learned in late December that Congress had cut FLAP grant's final year of funding.

What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

China, Finland and Singapore are creating stronger students—and finally inspiring American educators to take action.

Looking Beyond the Border

Some forward thinking programs are in place to better educate U.S. students using the best practices of countries who students routinely outperform us.

A School District's Rise from Mediocrity

A North Carolina district, which was plagued with underperforming schools in the 1990s, revamped its leadership, instruction and culture to be a class act for the 21st century—and an example for other districts.

The Rise of the Rest

Increasing attention to the nurturing of gifted students should be a national imperative.

Going Global

As the 21st-century world gets flatter, districts across the United States are building more internationally oriented curricula and programs.

The "Other" Advanced Program

International Baccalaureate offers a cross-cultural alternative to Advanced Placement.

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