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June 27, 2012

Rhode Island Crafts Road Map to Learning Languages

Rhode Island has developed a blueprint to ensure that students learn a foreign language.

March 09, 2012

Teacher Survey Highlights Cuts to the Arts, Foreign Languages

About 22 percent of teachers say arts and music programs have been cut over the past year, a new survey shows.

February 10, 2012

Trends in AP Test-Taking: Bonjour Geography, Adieu French

Question: What do geography, Chinese language and culture, computer science, world history, and environmental science have in common? Answer: They're apparently becoming a lot more popular subjects in high school, at least based on one national measure. Participation in Advanced Placement tests in...

February 02, 2012

STEM Coalition Blasts Plan to End Science Testing Mandate

A Republican plan to abolish the federal mandate for science testing across states is facing sharp criticism from a coalition of groups promoting improved STEM learning.

January 10, 2012

Race to Top States Dinged, But Not on Common Core

Even as some states get scolded for making insufficient progress on Race to the Top plans, common-core standards-and-assessment work is not the target of much federal criticism.

December 08, 2011

Most Teachers See the Curriculum Narrowing, Survey Finds

Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.

November 15, 2011

Effort Aims to Tie Foreign Language Study to Common Standards

National guidelines for the study of foreign languages are being revised to make explicit the links to the common-core standards, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages announced this week. The news came just days before the council hosts its annual conference, with the theme "Em...

September 09, 2011

Arabic Instruction on Rise in U.S. Schools Since 9/11

The teaching of Arabic in U.S. schools, while still relatively rare, has grown significantly since the 9/11 attacks.

June 01, 2011

Budget Pact Cuts Aid for Teaching Foreign Languages

Federal aid to help promote the teaching of foreign languages was reduced as part of a recent budget deal in Washington.

March 29, 2011

Study of Mandarin Chinese By U.S. Students Booming

Although overall study of foreign languages by U.S. students is up slightly, it's still far below most other nations.

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