World Language

9/18/2013

9/18/2013
Portland Public Schools could see new dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish in the fall of 2014, according to the latest update from the district's language immersion officials.

7/26/2013

7/26/2013
The moment elementary teacher Irene Osorio Pacheco played a slideshow of her home state of Morelos, Mexico for her class of kindergartners, their perceptions of the country instantly changed. "Wow, that's Mexico?" she recalled them saying in reaction to the photos.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013
When school starts in August, students from middle-school age and up in the Grapevine-Colleyville district will be able to choose Chinese I as a credited language class, along with Spanish, French, German, Latin and American Sign language.

6/24/2013

6/24/2013
In Maryland, a group of students ponder which depiction of the Nativity shows true beauty: A 14th-century Giotto, a 16th-century Barocci or a 20th-century William Congdon. The students attend just one of several hundred “classical” schools around the country—institutions designed to reflect the history of Western civilization, rather than the latest classroom trends.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013
With strong parent support, Highland Park ISD administrators are planning a new elementary foreign language program.

5/22/2013

5/22/2013
From vibrant communities on social media to inventive lessons using video conferencing, Joe Dale explores how language teachers have embraced technology in the classroom.

5/1/2013

5/1/2013
Language immersion schools in the U.S. have grown in numbers and scope in a relatively short period of time.

3/29/2013

3/29/2013
English as a Second Language programs have historically focused on Spanish-speaking students, but the ESL map is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is challenging K12 schools to cope with a burgeoning number of different native languages—more than 100 in some locations—as new immigrants arrive in districts across the country.

3/19/2013

3/19/2013
Foreign language studies could be de-emphasized statewide by a bill that would drop it as a high school graduation requirement.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013
The Chinese language program for Arlington Heights School District 25 elementary school students, started in 2009, is being eliminated.

1/4/2013

1/4/2013

Tiburcio Vasquez, a 19th century outlaw, is remembered in historical accounts as a notorious criminal who terrorized southern California. But one school district in California wants to remember him another way: as a hero to the Hispanic community who fought back against injustice.

12/4/2012

12/4/2012

A group of parents and educators in the Natrona County School District are hoping to start a program to teach elementary school in a foreign language for half of each day.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency. We're here to support that effort. District Administration magazine has selected the Top 100 Products for 2012, many including administrator testimonials. These solutions are the best of the best. Look for Top 100 Products in the December issue of District Administration (and save it as a reference) or view it online at districtadministration.com today and all year long.

10/11/2012

10/11/2012

Four Horry County Schools officials will head to China next month as part of a program where they will learn about the country’s educational system while establishing connections meant to reach into local classrooms.

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